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Mindset 1 What are Mindsets? Beliefs people hold about their most basic qualities and abilities (based on the research of Carol Dweck, PhD.) 2

Mindset Survey Privately circle your level of agreement with the 8 statements. 3 Mindset Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets are beliefsbeliefs about yourself and your most basic qualities. People with a fixed mindset tend to believe that traits are fixed qualities. They have a certain

amount of intelligence or talent, for example, and nothing can change that. People with a growth mindset believe these qualities can be developed through dedication and effort. 4 4 Examples of Fixed Mindset Thinking

Im not good at math! I am not a good writer. I cant do this! 5 When do you feel smart? Fixed Mindset: When I dont make mistakes When I finish my work quickly When I get easy work

When I get As Growth Mindset: When I dont know how to do it and its pretty hard and I figure it out without anyone telling me When Im doing school work because I want to learn When Im reading a challenging book 6 What does intelligence mean? Fixed Mindset:

How smart you are Inborn ability to learn complex ideas The ability to survive with the least effort while still doing really well Can be measured by one test Growth Mindset: Studying hard The amount of knowledge you possess and how you use it How much effort you put into something 7

Why does this matter? Research has shown that students who hold a Growth Mindset perform better than those with a Fixed Mindset, especially under conditions of challenge. (Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck, 2007) However,

these mindsets themselves are learned, and they can be changed. (Mueller & Dweck, 1998) When students are taught that the brain develops and gets smarter with effort and learning, they become motivated and perform better. (Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck, 2007; Good, Aronson, & Inzlicht, 2003)

8 Fixed Mindset Intelligence is static Growth Mindset Intelligence can be developed

9 Fixed Mindset Intelligence is static Growth Mindset Intelligence can be developed Obstacles

10 Fixed Mindset Intelligence is static Growth Mindset Intelligence can be developed Effort

11 Fixed Mindset Intelligence is static Growth Mindset Intelligence can be developed Criticism

12 Fixed Mindset Intelligence is static Growth Mindset Intelligence can be developed Success of Others

13 As a result Those with a Fixed Mindset may plateau early and achieve less than their full potential. Those with a

Growth Mindset reach ever-higher levels of achievement. 14 A View from Two Mindsets One day, you go to a class that is really important to you

and that you like a lot. The professor returns the midterm papers to the class. You got a C+. Youre very disappointed. That evening on the way back home, you find that youve gotten a parking ticket. Being really frustrated, you call your best friend to share the experience but are sort of brushed off. 15 Compare and Contrast View the scenario from both a growth and fixed

mindset, using your own words Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset 16 Mindsets in Action 17

Myth 1: The belief that students with high ability are more likely to display a growth mindset You might think that students who were highly skilled would be the ones to relish a challenge and persevere in the face of setbacks. Instead, many of these students are the most worried about failure, and the most likely to question their ability and to wilt when they hit obstacles (Leggett, 1985) 18

Myth 2: The belief that success in school directly fosters a growth mindset You might also think that when students succeed, they are emboldened and energized to seek out more challenging tasks. The truth is that success in itself does little to boost students desire for challenge or their ability to cope with setbacks. In fact we can see that it can have quite the opposite effect. (Diener & Dweck, 1978, 1980) 19

Myth 3: The belief that praising ability, talent, intelligence and / or personal qualities encourages a growth mindset This is a most cherished belief in our society. One can hardly walk down the street without hearing parents telling their children how smart they are. The hope is that such praise will instil confidence and thereby promote a host of desirable qualities. Far from promoting the hoped for qualities, this type of praise can lead students to fear failure, avoid risks, doubt themselves when they fail and

cope poorly with setbacks. (Mueller & Dweck, 1998) 20 21 Myth 4: The belief that students confidence in their intelligence is the key to a growth mindset In a way, it seems only logical to assume that students who have confidence in their intelligence who clearly believe

they are smart would have nothing to fear from challenge and would be somehow inoculated against the ravages of failure. But many of the most confident individuals do not want their intelligence too stringently tested, and their high confidence is all too quickly shaken when they are confronted with difficulty. (Henderson & Dweck, 1990; Dweck & Lin, 1998) 22 Prime Minister

Winston Churchill REPEATED a grade during elementary school He was placed in the LOWEST division of the LOWEST class 23 Composer Beethovens teacher called

him a HOPELESS composer He wrote 5 of his greatest SYMPHONIES while DEAF 24 Writer Leo Tolstoy was described as both UNABLE and unwilling to LEARN"

25 Role models .Einstein's teacher said that he was academically subnormal .Michael Jordan's coach said that he wasnt more talented than other people ..Walt Disney was told that he lacked creative imagination 26

People are made, not born The Growth Mindset 27 Mindsets are Learned and Can be Changed Teach students about how their brain

works Praise carefully Model a Growth Mindset and nurture a risk-tolerant environment 28 Mindsets are Learned and Can be Changed Treatment Group Study

Control Group skills How the brain works and growth mindset How to apply growth mindset to schoolwork Study

skills Source: Mindset by Carol Dweck 29 Math Grades (Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck) 2.8 2.7 2.6

Control Brainology 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.2 Before After 30

Percent Showing Increased Motivation Percent Showing Increased Motivation 30 25 20 Percent Showing Increased Motivation 15

10 5 0 Control Brainology 31 32

33 34 35 Praising intelligence, talent, or ability harms kids because it puts them in a fixed mindset. It turns kids away from learning. -Carol Dweck, PhD

36 What should we praise? Not intelligence, talent or ability! Look, you got an A without really working. Youre really good at math! You

did that so quickly and easily. Thats impressive! 37 What should we praise? Effort, struggle, persistence despite setbacks Who had a terrific struggle? Great persistence! There were so many hard things and you worked your way through them! Strategies, choices, choosing different tasks

Wow, nice strategies. You kept trying different things until it worked! You chose a nice hard task. Youll learn a lot! 38 Model a Growth Mindset Can you hear yourself asking Did everyone see that interesting mistake I just made? Who else has an interesting mistake to share?

Who experienced a terrific struggle? 39 Nurture a Risk-Tolerant Environment Use growth-oriented praise and encourage others to do the same Remind learners that faster isnt always better Discourage labels

Encourage learners to assess their own progress Share and celebrate mistakes that move learning forward http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/08/24/growth-mindset-how-tonormalize-mistake-making-and-struggle-in-class/ 40 The Power of YET Im not good at math!

I am not a good writer. I cant do this! 41 Mindsets in Action As you watch the video, Austins Butterfly, look for evidence of Growth Mindsets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqh1MRWZjms 42

Follow-Up Reading Book: Mindset Article: Even Geniuses Work Hard. Carol Dweck, Ph.D. 43 Looking ahead

Continue work on Educational Philosophy Turn in Site Placement forms if you havent done so already Work on Understanding Mindsets reflections next week 44

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