1 DEVELOPING A GROWTH MINDSET The Secret to Improving Your Grades!
2 WHY DON T WE SEE UNMOTIVATED BABIES?
4 WHAT HAPPENS?
5 WHAT IS MINDSET? What is mindset? A mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations. (http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=mindset)
6 YESTERDAY S THEORY: WE ARE BORN WITH INTELLIGENCE There is a fixed intelligence that can be measured using an IQ test (Dweck, 2010) No matter how much you learn or how hard you work your intelligence stays the same! A l f r e d B i n e t I n v e n ted t h e f i r s t u s e a b l e I Q t e s t
7 TODAY S THEORY: MINDSET MATTERS The distinguishing feature of geniuses is their passion and dedication to their craft, and particularly, the way in which they identify, confront, and take pains to remedy their weaknesses (Good, Rattan, & Dweck, 2008). IN OTHER WORDS It s not what you are born with that matters; it s your mindset that matters
8 THE BRAIN IS MALLEABLE The brain is like a muscle that gets stronger and works better the more it is exercised. Too often students believe the brain is static, leading them to think talent and giftedness are permanent, unchanging personal attributes that automatically bring later success. Every time you work hard, stretch yourself and learn something new your brain forms new connections and over time you actually become smarter.
9 MINDSET MATTERS Fixed Mindset: Intelligence is a fixed trait (Dweck, 2008) Growth Mindset: Intelligence is a quality that can be changed and Developed (Dweck, 2008) Carol Dweck, professor of Psychology at Stanford University
10 WHAT ARE YOU?: TAKE THE MINDSET QUIZ Mindset Quiz To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements: Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree 1. Intelligence is something people are born with that can t be changed. 2. No matter how intelligent you are, you can always be more intelligent. 3. You can always substantially change how intelligent you are. 4. You are a certain kind of person, and there is not much that can be done to really change that. 5. You can always change basic things about the kind of person you are. 6. Musical talent can be learned by anyone 7. Only a few people will be truly good at sports you have to be born with it. 8. Math is much easier to learn if you are male or maybe come from a culture who values math. 9. The harder you work at something, the better you will be at it. 10. No matter what kind of person you are, you can always change substantially. 11. Trying new things is stressful for me and I avoid it. 12. Some people are good and kind, and some are not it s not often that people change. 13. I appreciate when people, parents, coaches, teachers give me feedback about my performance. 14. I often get angry when I get negative feedback about my performance. 15. All human beings are capable of learning. 16. You can learn new things, but you can t really change how intelligent you are. 17. You can do things differently, but the important parts of who you are can t really be changed. 18. Human beings are basically good, but sometimes make terrible decisions. 19. An important reason why I do my school work is that I like to learn new things. 20. Truly smart people do not need to try hard. Adapted from:
11 ANSWER KEY 1. a b ility m indset fixed 2. a b ility m indset g row t h 3. a b ility m indset g row t h 4. p e r s onality /character m i n d s et - f i xed 5. p e r s onality /character m i n d s et g r ow t h 6. a b ility m indset g row t h 7. a b ility m indset fixed 8. a b ility m indset fixed 9. a b ility m indset g row t h 10. p e r s onality /character m i n d s et - g r ow t h 11. a b ility m indset fixed 12. p e r s onality /character m i n d s et f i xed 13. a b ility m indset g row t h 14. a b ility m indset fixed 15. a b ility m indset g rowth 16. a b ility m indset fixed 17. p e r s onality /character m i n d s et f i xed 18. p e r s onality /character m i n d s et growth 19. a b ility m indset g row t h 20. a b ility m indset fixed A d a p t e d f r o m : h t t p : / / w w w. c l a s s r o o m 2 0. c o m / f o r u m / t o p i c s / m o t i v a t i n g - s t u d e n t s - w i t h
12 SCORING Growth Questions Strongly agree 3 points A gree 2 points Disagree 1 points Strongly disagree 0 point Fixed Questions Strongly agree 0 point A gree 1 points Disagree 2 points Strongly disagree 3 points Strong Growth Mindset = points Growth Mindset with some Fixed ideas = Fixed Mindset with some Growth ideas= Strong Fixed Mindset=20-0 points points points Adapted from: -students-with
13 STEPS TO DEVELOPING A GROWTH MINDSET Step #1: Learn, learn, learn Step #2 Realize hard work is key Step #3 Face setbacks
14 MINDSET STEP #1: LEARN, LEARN, LEARN Fixed Mindset: Look intelligent at all costs The main thing I want to do in college is to show others how good I am Growth Mindset: Learn, learn, learn It s much more important for me to learn than to get top grades
15 GRANT AND DWECK S STUDY A fixed mindset predicted students failure to recover from an initial poor grade A growth mindset predicted successful recovery.
16 MINDSET STEP #2: REALIZE HARD WORK IS KEY Fixed Mindset: Learning should come naturally When I have to work really hard in a subject, I don t feel very smart Growth Mindset: Putting a lot of effort into learning and working hard is key The harder I have to work at something, the more effort I put into something, the better I ll be at it
17 MINDSET STEP #3: FACE SETBACKS Fixed Mindset: Hide mistakes and conceal deficiencies, retreat, blame others, act superior I d spend less time on this subject from now on I would try not to take this subject ever again I would try to cheat on the next test Growth Mindset: Capitalize on mistakes and confront deficiencies I would work harder in class from now on I would spend more time studying for the test
18 DOES MINDSET MATTER IN MATH? Good, Rattan, and Dweck (2007) followed several hundred females at an elite university through their calculus course to understand how mindsets influenced their sense that they belonged in math, their desire to pursue math courses in the future, and their grades in math. Even when they reported that negative stereotypes about women and math were widespread in their math environment, they continued to feel that they belonged in math, they intended to pursue math courses in the future, and they continued to earn high grades. However, when women held a fixed mindset, negative stereotypes affected them more.
19 REMEMBER TO Focus on effort, struggle, persistence despite setbacks Choose difficult tasks Focus on Strategies Reflect on different strategies that work and don t work Focus on Learning and improving Seek challenges Work hard
How to Study Mathematics Written by Paul Dawkins Before I get into the tips for how to study math let me first say that everyone studies differently and there is no one right way to study for a math class.
One Simple Idea That Can Transform Performance Management by Dr. David Rock, Dr. Josh Davis and Elizabeth Jones Published in People & Strategy Volume 36, Issue 2 Research Corner One Simple Idea That Can
Self-Paced Course In this course you will explore and develop your unique leadership style, and identify what kind of leadership would be most effective for your particular situation. You will create a
FORUM Volume 55, Number 1, 2013 www.wwwords.co.uk/forum Ability and Mathematics: the mindset revolution that is reshaping education JO BOALER ABSTRACT Recent scientific evidence demonstrates both the incredible
Performance Values: Why They Matter and What Schools Can Do to Foster Their Development 1 A Position Paper of the Character Education Partnership (CEP) Executive Summary: This position paper sets forth
WHAT IS CBT? CBT, or Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, is a psychological treatment that was developed through scientific research. That is, all of the components of CBT have been tested by researchers to
HOW TO GET THE MOST (FOR YOURSELF) FROM TRAINING WHY TRAINING? WHY NOW? If training is not important to a particular job today, that job probably will not be important much longer, either. What makes training
How to Develop a Sporting Habit for Life Final report December 2012 Context Sport England s 2012-17 strategy aims to help people and communities across the country transform our sporting culture, so that
MOST DIFFICULT INTERVIEW QUESTIONS When preparing for an interview, go through the following list of questions and write down appropriate responses. Don t memorize your answers; review them for content
Critical analysis Be more critical! More analysis needed! That s what my tutors say about my essays. I m not really sure what they mean. I thought I had written a really good assignment this time. I did
WHAT IS '''SIGNIFICANT LEARNING"? Dr. L. Dee Fink Director, Instructional Development Program University of Oklahoma Author of Creating Significant Learning Experiences (Jossey-Bass, 2003) One of the first
Assessment That Promotes Learning John P. Lowe The teacher in an elementary school class is understood to have the capability of evaluating all of the students across a range of skills throughout the school
a threat made in school ADAM S BACKGROUND LEADING UP TO THE CRIME Adam, 15, is the youngest of four children. His parents are divorced. He lives with his mother, has regular contact with his father, and
Teachers Know Best Making Data Work For Teachers and Students ABOUT THIS STUDY As part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation s broader efforts to improve educational opportunities for all students, the
RESOURCES.RESULTS.RELIEF. Helping Your Anxious Child Make Friends One of childhood's toughest lessons is learning how to be a good friend. However, some anxious children and teens find it tough to face
Partner in Mental Health Leadership: Parenting for Life Presents: Kids Can Cope: Parenting Resilient Children at Home and at School Have you ever wondered why some people are particularly good at dealing
Tips on Getting into Grad School Matt Welsh firstname.lastname@example.org 2006 Matt Welsh Harvard University 1 Why grad school? Think hard about why you might want to do a Ph.D. Ph.D. Can be a lot of fun, and open
TRANSFORMING CLASSROOMS THROUGH SOCIAL, ACADEMIC AND INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT FIRST NATIONAL REPORT MAY 2009 J. DOUGLAS WILLMS, SHARON FRIESEN, AND PENNY MILTON What did you do in school today? is a multi-year
Which Design Is Best? Which Design Is Best? In Investigation 2-8: Which Design Is Best? students will become more familiar with the four basic epidemiologic study designs, learn to identify several strengths
Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace Authors Dan Bilsker, PhD Dr. Bilsker is a clinical psychologist who works at Vancouver General Hospital and is an Adjunct Professor
How to Write More Clearly, Think More Clearly, and Learn Complex Material More Easily Michael A. Covington Artificial Intelligence Center The University of Georgia Copyright 2005, 2009 Michael A. Covington
Are you feeling... Tired, Sad, Angry, Irritable, Hopeless? I feel tired and achy all the time. I can t concentrate and my body just doesn t feel right. Ray B. I don t want to get out of bed in the morning
Skepticism about the external world & the problem of other minds So far in this course we have, broadly speaking, discussed two different sorts of issues: issues connected with the nature of persons (a
8 Tips to Engage Your Employees Brought to you by TNS Employee Insights Tips 01 Get to Know Your Employees...4 02 Provide Basic Training for Your Employees...6 03 Develop Your People...8 04 Recognize Your
DOI 10.1007/s10734-007-9065-5 Is that paper really due today? : differences in first-generation and traditional college students understandings of faculty expectations Peter J. Collier Æ David L. Morgan
ACTIVE LEARNING: AN INTRODUCTION * Richard M. Felder Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering North Carolina State University Rebecca Brent President, Education Designs, Inc. Cary, North
Why don t they just leave? (The Booklet) Written by Brian Fox - 1 - Forward Pioneering a Different Future During the past five years I have come to learn more about domestic violence and abuse than I ever