The Power of "I Can..."

Brain lifting weightsHaving a Growth Mindset, or the belief that the brain can grow and become stronger through learning new things, was discovered by Carol Dweck, Ph.D., a Stanford University professor.
According to Dr. Dweck, students with a growth mindset exhibit more effort, perseverance, and lower levels anxiety when trying new things than students with a fixed mindset.

On the contrary, those with a Fixed Mindset believe that we cannot change our ability, and that we can't get better at something with effort and practice.
 Hear about Dr. Dweck's study on Praise and Mindsets:  https://youtu.be/NWv1VdDeoRY

Watch Dr. Dweck's talk on the Power of Believing You Can Improve:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X0mgOOSpLU

 Share with your Child:
http://www.mindsetworks.com/websitemedia/protected/resources/posters/grow-intel-poster-mw.pdf

https://youtu.be/WtKJrB5rOKs


 
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http://learningandtheadolescentmind.org/
This site, a continuously updated resource, was created through a collaboration between the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin and Agile Mind, Inc. It includes materials from many sources, and received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
http://www.mindsetworks.com This Mindset Works' mission is to enable a world in which people seek and are fulfilled by ongoing learning and growth. The Company translates lessons from leading universities into programs that schools can use to increase student motivation and learning.
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Helpful Articles Title
http://gettingsmart.com/2015/03/growth-mindset-parenting/ Growth Mindset Parenting
http://nymag.com/news/features/27840/ How Not to Talk to Your Kids: The inverse power of praise.

https://www.khanacademy.org/about/blog/post/95208400815/the-learning-myth-why-ill-never-tell-my-son-hes
The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/benefits-mistakes-classroom-alina-tugend
The Role of Mistakes in the Classroom