Mindset is a simple idea discovered by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success.
"In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong.
In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities." To learn more go to www.mindsetonline.com or check out this video on mindset.
Learning about how to instill a growth mindset is important for all students. In order for students to be successful, they need to learn that mistakes are normal and they help us grow.