Clarifying the Growth Mindset

In yesterday’s post about our Parent/Teacher Book Study on Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,  I neglected to mention that Dweck recently wrote an article for Education Week called, “Carol Dweck Revisits the Growth Mindset.”

In the article, Dweck points out that some who claim to practice and teach the Growth Mindset often don’t truly understand it.  This misinterpretation can lead to actions and assumptions that might actually be more harmful than helpful.  Others have caught on to the trendy acceptance of the term, but don’t actually practice what they preach.

I recommend you read Carol Dweck’s article, as I think it has some extremely valid points.  Those of us who want to effect a positive change in the attitudes of our children and students should make sure we have a deeper understanding of what it means to have a “Growth Mindset” so that we don’t give unintended mixed messages.

For more resources on Growth Mindset, you can click here.

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