‘Growth mindset’ has become a popular concept in education over the past few years. But, it isn’t always well understood or well used. Read about common misunderstanding and misuses of ‘growth mindset’ and how to avoid them in: How Praise Became a Consolation Prize Mindset Misconceptions: Trying Hard ≠ Growth Mindset Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth… Read more
Here’s a TED talk from Carol Dweck on the power of believing that you can improve. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet?