Do you have a GROWTH mindset or a FIXED mindset?

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mindset for students by Carol Dweck
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Hello everyone!

If you guys are actively engaged with my contents you know that Mindset is on the top teaching strategies used to engage and know about your learners.

Carol Dweck brought in the practise of The Two Mindsets. She says, “There are two main mindsets we can navigate life with: growth and fixed. Having a growth mindset is essential for success”.

Lets us explore on how to develop the right mindset for improving our intelligence.

Fixed Mindset

  • “I avoid challenges because they might reveal my lack of ability”
  • “I believe if I am good at something, it should come easily without much effort”
  • “I ignore or dismiss constructive feedback because it threatens my sense of competence”
  • “I feel threatened by the success of others”
  • “Sometimes I feel inferior”
  • “I am unable to complete a task”
  • “Failure is a reflection of my inherent abilities”

When you read the above sentences it gives you a clear idea of what you need to work on and why you should not possess a fixed mindset. A fixed mindset means that you believe that all the qualities you have cannot be changed and inborn. It’s not natural! It is what your mind makes you think and do.

Growth Mindset

  • “I embrace challenges as opportunities to learn and improve”
  • “I understand that effort is a path to mastery”
  • “I can complete the allotted task on or before time”
  • “I will not give up in any circumstances”
  • “I feel inspired when I see others successful”
  • “I love to learn and improve myself”
  • “I view failure as a temporary setback”

When you read the above sentences it gives you a clear idea of what you need to work on and why you should possess a growth mindset. A growth mindset means that you believe in yourself, you believe that you can overcome any challenge and don’t see failure as an obstacle. Instead you look for ways and solution to overcome your problems and challenges.

Here a some activities that you can conduct in classrooms or at home to inculcate the importance of FIXED and GROWTH mindset in your students.

Click to download here! Growth mindset & fixed mindset pdf-compressed

Happy teaching!


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