4 Ways to Encourage a Growth Mindset in the Classroom
EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter. Contrary to popular belief, high achievement isn’t merely a product of talent and ability. In fact, our internal beliefs about our own abilities, skills, and potential actually fuel behavioral patterns and predict success. Leading Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck argues that the pivotal quality separating successful people from their unsuccessful counterparts is whether they think their intelligence can be developed versus believing it is fixed. “There is no relation between students' abilities or intelligence and the development of mastery-oriented qualities. This is something that really intrigued me from the beginning. A person with a fixed mindset believes that his or her intelligence is static, while a person with a growth mindset believes that his or her intelligence can be developed. A growth mindset has a sizable impact on business efficacy and is a determinant of successful athletes.