Developing Growth Mindsets You have the POWER to MAKE IT HAPPEN!!
Developing Growth Mindsets • C – Growth Mindsets • U –. Understand that developing a growth mindset is a choice that can positively impact your personal and professional life. • K – How the brain works, difference between growth and fixed mindsets • A - Self-Assess your own mindset and develop a toolkit of strategies for academic and personal success. • N - Attitude about self as learner changes, homework completion and attendance improve
Norms and Routines • The sound of coming together • Core Groups Group of 3-4 that you will think and share and learn with today • Assign jobs: • Leader • Recorder • Teacher-getter/Time Keeper • Life coach
Feel it? (Experience)
Let’s Give It a Go! • Move to the side of the room for the activity of your choice. • You will have 5 minutes to work the activity. You are working alone, no talking. • Now, reflect on the following… Before, During, After • Go back to your core groups • Talk for 5 minutes about your B, D A reflections. Be honest! Leader leads, recorder records, time keeper keeps time, life coach cheers!
STOP AND WRITE (Recorder): What Was Going On in Your Brain • Before – Why did you choose your activity? How did you feel? • During – How did you feel? What did you say to yourself? BE HONEST! • After – How did you feel? What you were thinking?
Dweck’s findings: Two Mindsets • Growth mindset: • Intelligence can be developed • Brains and talent are just the starting point • Enjoy effort and process of learning • You can always grow and learn Fixed mindset: • Intelligence and talent -fixed • Innate talent creates success • Effort will not make a difference • You either get it or you don’t
Fixed Mindset Response: Helpless When faced with failure or challenge, people with a FIXED mindset: • Do not pay attention to learning information • Get depressed, lose self-esteem • : Say to themselves ‘I am stupid’, they’ll think • Under-represent past successes and over-represent failures (I never do things right) • Explain the cause of events as something stable about them. (I am ALWAYS this way!)
Growth Mindset Response: Mastery • When faced with failure or challenge, people with a GROWTH mindset: • Pay attention to learning information, and so do better on future tests. • Focus on what they are learning, rather than focusing on how they feel. • Try out new ways of doing things. • Use self-motivating statements such as ‘ the harder it gets the harder I try’. • When faced with tests which are impossible to pass they will factor in other reasons and not blame their intellect i.e. this test was beyond my ability for now.
Carol S. Dweck, Standford UniversityMindset: The new psychology of success • “The growth mindset confirms the new research which reveals that intelligence can be developed, and expertise can be built by means of deliberate practice.”
The Brain and Learning In the classroom, the more ways the materials in the are introduced to the brain and reviewed, the more dendritic pathways of access will be created. There will be more cell-to-cell bridges and these pathways will be used more often, become stronger and remain safe from pruning. -- Dr. Judy Willis, Neurologist, 2006.
From neuroscience we know that… Neurons that fire together Wire together!
See It? (examples)
John Corcoran • John Corcoran – Multi-Millionaire who learned to read later in life. • Walk and Talk about it! (Five Giant Steps) • Who do you know who represents a growth mindset • What do we learn from these people?
EFFORT IS ESSENTIAL! • Brains Don’t Grow Neural Connections Magically; They Grow Them By Hard Work and Not Giving Up!
Mindset Review • With your core group choose a way for you to use your brain power to remember the difference between fixed and growth mindsets • Movement • Draw • Short rap or Poem • Other
Neurons Firing Together! “Neuron” by Sculptor Roxy Paine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PzoxTgfRO0
What Will You Choose! You have the POWER to MAKE IT HAPPEN!!
Brain Peaks! Growth Right or Wrong…Why? • Fixed • Right or Wrong?
Growth Mindset If you’re open to growth, you tend to grow Growth or Fixed? which are you? How do you think? What is it? • You can always substantially change how intelligent you are • You embrace challenges, because you know they will make you stronger • Obstacles and setbacks don’t discourage you, failing doesn’t scare you, you view it as an opportunity to learn. • Criticism and negative feedback isn’t always about you, but your current abilities and you see it as a way to improve. • You view the success of others as an inspiration • Your intelligence is something very basic about you that you can't change very much. • You can learn new things, but you can't really change how intelligent you are. • You avoid challenges because you’re not sure if you’ll succeed and you don’t want it to ruin your image • When someone gives you feedback, it feels like a criticism of your capabilities and of you • Sometimes you wish you could bring down the success of others - It is a way of thinking, believing that who you are is constantly changeable. - It is the belief that every moment is simply a passageway to becoming a better person. - It is the mentality that learning and growth are endless and that the greatest accomplishments are met through dedication, practice, and effort. Famous people with a Growth Mindset GG GG Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset Michael Jordan, J.K. Rowling, and Oprah exemplify the core concepts of a growth mindset. Each of these celebrities have faced failure and criticism but with hard work and dedication they have mastered their skills and become incredibly successful.
Talk Talk About It?
Intelligence = • _____% effort vs. _____% ability Fixed = 35% effort vs. 65% ability Growth = 65% effort vs. 35% ability
Let’s experiment! True or False? False True True False • People learn the most from listening to lectures. • The brain doesn’t grow much after you reach your 30’s. • People retain information longer if they connect the idea to something they already know. • It is easier to learn a language when you are young.