Professor and researcher Carol Dweck recently gave a TEDx Talk shared by TED titled “The power of believing that you can improve.”
I’ve embedded it below, but you can also see it on the TED site at the previous link. That site also has a written transcript of her comments.
Here’s an excerpt:
I was also struck by this passage:
“…we can actually change students’ mindsets. In one study, we taught them that every time they push out of their comfort zone to learn something new and difficult, the neurons in their brain can form new, stronger connections, and over time they can get smarter. Look what happened: in this study, students who were not taught this growth mindset continued to show declining grades over this difficult school transition, but those who were taught this lesson showed a sharp rebound in their grades.”
That’s certainly been our experience after teacher Dweck-inspired lessons you can find at The Best Resources For Showing Students That They Make Their Brain Stronger By Learning.
I’ll be adding this post to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”