Take the next 10 minutes to do some reflective writing about your attitude towards learning?
What is Mindset? • “Mindsets are beliefs—beliefs about yourself and your most basic qualities. Think about your intelligence, your talents, your personality. Are these qualities simply fixed traits, carved in stone and that’s that? Or are they things you can cultivate throughout your life?” - Carol Dweck, http://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/themindsets/index.html
Thinking about MINDSET as a spectrum Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset
How can you improve your MINDSET? • Learn to hear your fixed voice mindset • Recognize that you have a choice • Talk back to it with your growth mindset voice. • Take the growth mindset action • Learning self-talk about succeeding • Thinking of difficulties encountered as reflecting wrong strategy, not lack of talent • Thinking of goals and setbacks as challenges, not failures • Recalling past successes • Hearing stories of how other people have succeeded (e.g., movies, tapes, books) • Cultivating friends with whom you can talk about goals • Finding role modes that you can emulate (everyday heroes are closer than you think) • Exercising physically (relearning that the body and mind are connected) • Eating properly (remembering that you need fuel) • Resting adequately (recharging for the next active goal-directed output) • Laughing at oneself (especially when stuck) • Re-goaling (persistence in the face of absolute goal blockage deflates agency and pathways) • Rewarding oneself for small sub-goal attainments on the way to larger, long-term goals • Educating oneself for specific skills, as well as learning how to learn Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset Snyder (1996), qtd. in http://www.semo.edu/ustudies/images/StuTrans_Pattengale_HopeScale_2009.pdf and Carol Dweck from http://mindsetonline.com/changeyourmindset/firststeps/index.html