“The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it is the main crux. This is what makes people strive hard during challenging times in their lives.” Carol Dweck
Since decades, many effective ideas are taking place in the stream of education to enhance and enrich the mindset of the students. One such powerful idea is a growth mindset. To master the right cognitive capabilities what we require is the right training.
What is the growth mindset
A growth mindset is a belief that you can grow. It is the process of thinking about yourself that hinders your growth and empowers you to achieve unimaginable things.
Carol Dweck has laid the insights in her book, about the fixed and growth mindset.
Fixed mindset takes into consideration that our character, creative ability, and intelligence are static that can’t change in a meaningful way. On the other side, a growth mindset strives on the challenge and sees failure “not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities. According to some theoretical evidence, many schools are shifting their focus towards a growth mindset.
- Helps in learning the concept easily
- It makes you perform better than students with a fixed mindset and notably outsource them in the areas of literacy and math.
- Able to recognize the value of hard work to succeed in academics
- Challenges academic tasks to enhance learning
- Accepts and values critical feedback
According to research, Only 20% of study participants said they strongly believed they were good at fostering a growth mindset, and 85% reported that they wanted more professional development in this area.
Few tips to develop
- Discern and embrace imperfections
- Reading books of various characters who met challenges and know how they overcome that problem
- Organize activities that help students to practice phrases and promote a growth mindset
- There are no one-size-fits-all, so try various learning tactics
- Replace all the negative words, like failing with positive words such as learning.
On the whole, through this mindset, you see a new world. Putting efforts isn’t a bad thing. Failure means you’re another step ahead to prove yourself as smart or talented. Through persistent efforts, you can be talented or smart.