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Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve

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Mindset Theory - Fixed vs. Growth Mindset (Dweck) Mindset Theory Your intelligence and other characteristics – where do they come from? Can they change? People vary in the degree to which they attribute the causes of intelligence and other traits. Carol S. Keywords: mindset, intelligence, traits, fixed mindset, growth mindset Mindset Theory – Fixed vs. Dweck proposed that the implicit theories that people hold for the nature and causes of intelligence have a number of implications, particularly for motivation to practice and learn[1]. “Mindset” refers to implicit theories that individuals hold regarding the nature of intelligent behavior; to the degree that individuals attribute intelligence to fixed traits, they hold a “fixed” theory of intelligence (that is, a fixed mindset), and to the degree that they attribute intelligence to learning, effort, training, and practice, they hold a “growth” theory of intelligence (that is, a growth mindset). A growth mindset, on the other hand, attributes success to learning. References Dweck, C.

Learning to Listen « Peggy Ramin Audio Player I come from one of those families where you have to yell at the dinner table in order to get a word in edgewise. Everyone has a strong opinion, talks at the same time, and no one has a problem with instigating potentially heated arguments. Belonging to a family like mine has made me more curious, more interested in the world around me, and much more inclined to question anything anyone tells me. I spent the summer of 2010 living in South Africa. But if you asked me what I really did in South Africa, I would tell you one thing: I listened. And had I not spent two months listening, I might have missed the moment a little girl at one of Noah’s community centers, orphaned at the tender age of three, whispered after a long silence, “I love you.” Before that summer, I knew how to hear. I believe that a person should know when to close her mouth, sit back, and focus on someone else. Independently produced by Dan Gediman for This I Believe, Inc.

High Tech High projects and books Project Based Learning at HTH High Tech High: buy the book These projects are examples of the work that is done at all of the High Tech High Schools. It is our record of what we have done and how to get there. Contrary to what you may have heard on Oprah, not only do High Tech High students read books, but they actually produce books too. Humans have always had an innate desire to explore past the boundaries of Earth to the Moon and beyond. This senior math project was the third and final project for the "Computational Thinking" class. During this 2 week intersession course, students learned about the physics of surfboard design, and created handplanes in the woodshop, which we then used for bodysurfing. Second graders took on the role of scientists to investigate the role of bees in our ecosystem, and the various ways bees are being threatened. Everyone loves a good carnival! Students will discover how humans interact with nature in urban ecosystems. A community is a system.

5 ways to build lasting self-esteem Monica Ramos Many of us recognize the value of improving our feelings of self-worth. When our self-esteem is higher, we not only feel better about ourselves, we are more resilient as well. Brain scan studies demonstrate that when our self-esteem is higher, we are likely to experience common emotional wounds such as rejection and failure as less painful, and bounce back from them more quickly. When our self-esteem is higher, we are also less vulnerable to anxiety; we release less cortisol into our bloodstream when under stress, and it is less likely to linger in our system. But as wonderful as it is to have higher self-esteem, it turns out that improving it is no easy task. Part of the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable to begin with, as it can fluctuate daily, if not hourly. Lastly, having high self-esteem is indeed a good thing, but only in moderation. That said, it is certainly possible to improve our self-esteem if we go about it the right way. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Happily Ever After « Abbe Fletman Audio Player As a girl, fairy tales never captivated me. I never saw myself meeting a handsome prince and living happily ever after. At the time my childhood girlfriends had these dreams, I didn’t understand why. I met my partner in 1984. She was smart and funny, and I instantly connected with her. Then our friends Andy and Larry got married. After this event, I began to think about marriage. On October 3, 2003, we took our vows under a traditional Jewish chuppah, a canopy made of our son’s prayer shawl. And so, I found, I believe in marriage. All this has led me to believe in marriage. Of course I don’t believe that everyone should marry or that people should stay in bad marriages, especially if they are violent or abusive. Abbe Fletman is a judge in the criminal trial division of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Recorded at WHYY in Philadelphia and produced for radio by Elizabeth Perez Luna. Copyright © 2005-2016 This I Believe, Inc., all rights reserved.

UnBoxed: online issue 3, spring 2009 Brandon Davidson, Biology, High Tech High Media Arts Randy Scherer, Humanities, High Tech High Media Arts download pdf (1.7mb) Is it safe to go in the water? This question began an exploration of San Diego’s beaches and bays, and of the biological, ecological, political and cultural factors that affect the overall health of local coastal ecosystems. In biology, students analyzed indicator bacteria levels at six popular coastal locations, as well as the health and diversity of microscopic life in local plankton populations. In humanities, students generated original research questions and pursued these as journalists. Teacher Reflection The critical factor was that we started with questions that truly made all of us curious. —Randy Scherer Student Reflection My video explained the dangers of surfing in polluted water. —Stephanie Luna, 11th grade

What Is Self-Esteem? Having healthy self-esteem can influence your motivation, your mental well-being, and your overall quality of life. However, having self-esteem that is either too high or too low can be problematic. Better understanding what your unique level of self-esteem is can help you strike a balance that is just right for you. What Is Self-Esteem? In psychology, the term self-esteem is used to describe a person's overall subjective sense of personal worth or value. In other words, self-esteem may be defined as how much you appreciate and like yourself regardless of the circumstances. Self-confidenceFeeling of security IdentitySense of belongingFeeling of competence Other terms that are often used interchangeably with self-esteem include self-worth, self-regard, and self-respect. Self-esteem tends to be lowest in childhood and increases during adolescence, as well as adulthood, eventually reaching a fairly stable and enduring level. Why Self-Esteem Is Important Theories Factors That Affect Self-Esteem

The Power of Story « Nathan Alling Long Audio Player When my dog Gracie disappeared six years ago, I really learned what I believe. Gracie escaped from my boyfriend’s backyard around 2:00 p.m. We scoured the neighborhood for hours but had no luck. She was gone. On the second day, I called my vet, the SPCA, and the animal shelter. If I knew Gracie had been killed, I would have been heartbroken, but I could’ve moved on. The third day, while I was searching in the woods for Gracie with my friend Rhea, I confessed that losing Gracie was like losing faith in everything. As one writer said, all we have is stories. For instance, ten years earlier, I’d dreamed that I should get a dog, and by that evening, Gracie, a goofy-looking gray mutt, came into my life. So why not imagine now, as Rhea suggested, that she was off on an adventure exploring her wolf side? The fourth day started with me finding a nickel on the sidewalk. On day five, I was at a friend’s house when her phone rang. Or so is the story I choose to believe.

How to Avoid the Free Rider Problem in Teams There’s always a team member that doesn’t pull their weight. In economics this is called a free rider problem—people who benefit from resources they don’t pay for. Wharton professor and author of Originals Adam Grant (building on an old meta analysis by Karau and Williams) identified a series of factors that encourage people to contribute their fair share. Make the task more meaningful. When thinking about building a team, the HR Council says it’s important to think about the team needs (building and maintaining of the team), the task needs (getting the project done), and individual needs. Free Riders at Schools The free rider problem at school starts early—as soon as teachers assign group projects. When there is evidence of a free rider, it’s important to diagnose the problem. Buck Institute suggests, “When creating project teams, four is often the best number. Larmer also suggests when forming teams, do not put best friends together who may not be able to tell each other to step it up.

Types of Mindset -can influence a child's feelings... The Harkness® Method | Welcome to the Noble Academy The Harkness® Method promotes student-directed, discussion-based learning. Students own the process and the responsibility of understanding. The Method originated at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in 1932 when philanthropist Edward Harkness challenged the Exeter faculty to create an innovative way of teaching. Exeter decided to replace traditional, teacher–led classes with small classes where discussions around the whole table were the focus. How Harkness Works Typically, 15 students sit around an oval “Harkness” Table, and the teacher guides and promotes discussion. Harkness Effects The Method fosters learning through discussion and discovery, the development of a student's individual voice and academic confidence.

Culture influences young people's self-esteem: Fulfillment of value priorities of other individuals important to youth -- ScienceDaily Regardless of our personal values, we base most of our self-esteem on the fulfilment of the dominant values of our culture, reveals a global survey supervised by Maja Becker, a social psychologist at the CLLE (Laboratoire Cognition, Langue, Langages, Ergonomie, CNRS / Université de Toulouse II-Le Mirail). The results of the study, involving more than 5,000 teenagers and young adults in 19 countries, were recently published online in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. We can all think of situations that give us a positive image of ourselves, such as success at school or at work, satisfying relationships with friends and family, living up to our moral standards in our interactions with others or having desirable possessions. We can also think of other things we are less proud of and that do not make us feel so good about ourselves. Seen in this light, self-esteem seems to be a mainly collaborative, as opposed to individual, undertaking.

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