Carol Dweck & Mindsets
January 2, 2012 4 Comments
The link below is a NY magazine article on Carol Dweck’s decade of research on praise & feedback:
Her mantra is basically ‘praise effort, not intelligence’ which is linked to either a fixed (natural talent) or growth (if I work hard I can improve) mindset . Here’s a little visual to give you more of an understanding:
If you enjoy this read check out her book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’ or her website www.mindsetonline.com
It is a very simple idea that can have a massive effect on student success in the classroom, on the playing field & in life in general! I think these findings should be shared explicitly with all parents & students at the earliest possible opportunity!
Make your resolution to start 2012 with a growth mindset!