Imagine going to school and really succeeding; you understand everything, you’re getting good grades and all the praise you can dream of from your parents and teachers. But then you move up and things get harder, you don’t understand everything, your grades are dropping and you are scared that you will no longer get that praise. You have two options, you can either take on the challenge and get back to where you used to be, or you can sit down when you feel threated by the hard work.
In the article, “Brainology: Transforming Students Motivation to Learn” by Carol S. Dweck, she explains the different mindsets, which are, fixed and growth. According to Dweck, a student with a fixed mindset believes that they can only learn so much. A student with a growth mindset believes that intelligence is achieved through determination and hardwork. The way parents are praising their children is really affecting their confidence in academics.
Carol Dweck describes fixed mind-set as a student believing their successes and failures reflect how smart they are. While growth mind-set describes a student looking at their successes and failures as an opportunity to learn new abilities and skills. Carol Dweck means fixed mind-set does not look at the effort a student puts in to an assignment, but only the grade they receive. Growth mind-set does focus on the effort a student puts into an assignment. Student’s either have fixed or growth mind-set and this can significantly help or hurt their self esteem.
Another way to improve our student’s success in Anaheim schools is to teach our kids that effort and having a growth mindset is what keeps students going. Dweck the author of “How to Make your Kids Smart” explains that effort is very important. “Studies show that teaching people to have a growth mindset helps make them into high achievers.” This quote made by Dweck shows us that having a growth mindset lets you think outside the box and become more independent especially when it comes down to education. Many students tell themselves they are dumb when it comes to a challenging situation when in reality they are just giving up too early.
In the article “ Brainology: Transforming Students’ Motivation to Learn” by, Carol S. Dweck, she differentiates the two different kinds of mindsets that students have when learning. Those mindsets are fixed and growth. A student with a fixed mindset has the mentality that every student has a substantial amount of intelligence. However, a student with a growth mindset realizes their intelligence is through learning. Students with a fixed mindset tend to give up once they make a mistake, but students with growth mindsets learn from their mistakes.
Did you know what? Everyone can be success. Of course, you have already known that. But why this world is in, there are so many people choose to be failure instead of success. This is just the matter of human’s mind setting. According to Carol S. Dweck, the author of Mindset book which showing the way mindsets turn people into failure or success, she has shown that there are two different mindsets in this human society that is fixed mindset and growth mindset. In her theory, she showed that your abilities were fixed when you were born and it doesn’t change (Dweck, p6, 2007). In the other hand, you can flourish your initial abilities to get smarter through attempt to learn continuously. (Dweck, p7, 2007) In this book, the author Dweck state
` In the article Beautiful Brains by David Dobbs, evolutionary research conveys that during the adolescent and teenage years the brain encounters an astonishing amount of growth and transformation. Dobbs states that these developments contribute to many of the irresponsible decisions made by teens. In the past, the brain was thought to cease maturing around the age of ten, however, new investigations have found that between the ages of twelve and twenty five, the brain continues to develop, undergoing a considerable metamorphosis. During this metamorphosis, myelin insulates a greater number of neuron’s axons, increasing the speed in which messages are exchanged, dendrites branch out and become broader, accelerating the rate at which messages are received, and synaptic pruning occurs which causes the brain’s cortex to become slimmer and more adept. During teenage years, the brain is still learning to network as well as deal with day to day obstacles such as stress, exhaustion and problems.
In life, having your own experiences and behavior corrections is what sets your mindset, being fixed or growth. What you develop as a kid practically follows you and it is there for the rest of your life. This is one of the most important things we’ve talked about in class in my
Growth or Fixed Mindset In Carol Dweck’s article “The Perils of Praise and Promise” she explains the difference between a growth and fixed mind-set. Dweck says” In a fixed mind-set, students care first and foremost about how they will be judged; smart or not smart. Repeatedly students with this mind-set reject opportunities to learn if they might make mistakes.
Growth mindset is quite the hypocritical idea, it encourages this willingness to put yourself out there and make mistakes, in a system that is structured to punish mistakes. Schools have been based on your marks for many years, your grades are, your ability to succeed are, and even your ability to get awarded for extra curriculars are. That is how it has been for many years, and although lessons in growth mindsets are a great step forward we are not adapting the rest of the system to match. As we say to think outside of the box and risk your learning we are also rolling out more and more standardized tests. Those tests encourage the exact opposite of our main goal which is to allow students a welcoming and safe learning environment.
If children had this mindset put in towards their education, it wouldn’t only carry through school work. But in the long run, it aids that person to persist personal goals and it develops great character allowing that person to grow every