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DC explores Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset – which one is best?

Posted: April 29, 2016

This week has been focused on understanding the science behind how our brains grow and develop. Next week all students will be deepening their understanding of what exactly a Fixed vs Growth Mindset is.

We all have fixed mindsets in different areas of our lives. For example, how often do you use self limiting beliefs such as ‘I can’t do science’ ‘I am useless at math’ ‘Drawing is not for me’ ‘I always get angry fast’ and so on.  However, an individual with a growth mindset knows that intelligence can be develop through perseverance and persistence,  whereby new skills can be learned, new knowledges gained and new results achieved.  

What are some of the fixed mindsets that you hold?  How are these beliefs affecting your willingness to persevere and learn?  Ask your child(ren) what they are learning about growth mindset and how their brains learn.

To learn more, watch:  The Power of belief — mindset and success | Eduardo Briceno | TEDxManhattanBeach