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.
The general argument made by Salman Khan in his work, The Learning Myth: Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart, is that he will never tell his son he is smart because it will lead him down the path of a fixed mindset. More specifically, Khan argues that the growth mindset is extremely efficient and should be used nationwide. he writes, “I really want to start a national conversation that examines how we as a society can help people develop a growth mindset.” In this passage, Khan is suggesting that he would want to kickstart a conversation about developing a growth mindset. In conclusion, Khan’s belief is that having a growth mindset is better than having a fixed mindset because your brain, since it is like a muscle, can essentially “grow”.
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. When they do make mistakes or reveal deficiencies, rather than correct, they try to hide the mistakes.” Dweck says this about a growth mind-set “By contrast in growth mind-set, students care about learning. When they make mistakes or exhibit a deficiency they correct it, for them effort is a positive thing.” For instance, my brother has a fixed mind-set and my cousins has a growth mind-set, they have many similarities and differences.
The growth mindset believes that their potential intelligence comes from learning, while the fixed mindset thinks they only have a certain amount of intelligence. Along with their differences in learning, these students also have a difference in school priorities. The students with the fixed mindset only cared how smart they would appear and turned down opportunities that were critical to their success. Students with the growth mindset thought about their efforts, and when they work harder it will show in their abilities and accomplishments. I agree with this because everyone will react differently to a setback, especially if they already react differently to education. Dweck explains this in better detail when she says, “… the belief that intelligence is fixed dampened the students’ motivation to learn…and made them want to quit after a setback”. She also shows us the other side, when intelligence is thought to be developed, students are exposed to a passion for learning and are more determined with presented with a
Praising results sabotages effort! In her fascinating book, Mindset, Dr. Dweck explains all motivational challenges, wonderments, and mysteries according to two different mindsets: fixed and growth.
Chapter Six takes place in Harlan, Kentucky. It talks about the Howard-Turner feud. The Howard and Turners were families that constantly had arguments and disagreements. The arguments lead to violent fights, gun shots, and death. If one was to go to Harlan, Kentucky and tried to investigate this case of why the intense feud against these two families, one would think it had to do with internal factors. Maybe they had different morals and statutes and when faced with the opposite, they collided with each other. Maybe it was just simply that they didn’t like each other. When you look at the situation more in depth, you find out that they weren’t the only ones that had a feud. “When one family fights with another, it’s a feud. When lots of families fight with one another in identical little towns up and down the same mountain range, it’s a pattern.” (Gladwell 166)
10. The main point the article seems to portray is how we think the way we do, what causes us to change our personality or keep our lives static. Both mindsets have pros and cons. It’s not bad to have a static life to preserve who we naturally are and question those who dare to change us, its about the self. Meanwhile, the growth mindset is the thirst for learning, finding meaning in our misgivings giving ourselves ease for what we experience, its change and innovation.
In Growth Mindset they defined two different mindsets as" those with a fixed mindset believe that their talents and abilities are simply fixed. They have a certain amount and that's that…. People with a growth mindset, on the other hand, think of talents and abilities as things they can develop-as potentials that come to fruition through effort, practice, and instruction."(4). An growth mindset student, can learn from a social/individual process because they have no negative connotations blocking them from success. They are constantly motivated to learn, unlike a fixed mindset student's that from previous experience gives up easily if they don't understand. It wouldn't matter if there learning process is social or individual because first sign of struggle, a fixed mindset student would give up .I considered myself a fixed mindset student in middle school because it seemed that even when I would try hard to understand the subjects it would never show during my assessments. After the many red pen marks and lengthy teacher feedback, I started to shut down and wasn't willing to
Every person has a different mindset either fixed or growth. The mindset I have is a fixed mindset for the reason that each person has a certain amount of intelligence. Whenever there tends to
Grit and Growth Mindsets both work together to support success. Grit and Growth Mindsets are both positive things and if you don’t have either of those two things you will not be successful. According to Angela Lee Duckworth and Lauren Eskreis-Winkler, “Grit, however, is distinguished from the general tendency to be reliable, self-controlled, orderly, and industrious, with its emphasis on long-term stamina rather than short-term intensity.” (p.51.) Duckworth and Eskreis-Winkler are saying that Grit is, having the ability to always be able to do something and to do it right way and to work very hard on it and to sustain it rather than not giving your all to it. Growth Mindset is believing you can try harder to fix a mistake you made so that there will be a better outcome next time.
and discover their potentials. All of these things define what a growth mindset is. In other words,
mindset and grit contributes to success. A growth mindset is the ability to develop and alter
A quote from Doctor Seuss, “Sometime you will know the value of a moment until it become a memory.” What will your legacy be? Everyone wants to be remembered in some way. Whether it is being remembered as the lazy kid who snoozes through class, or the dedicated student who is always prepared for class. For example, a legacy to me is something that is left by a person to be remembered by. A legacy is a person’s reactions to a name. For example, when someone hears my name, I want to be remembered as a hardworking, kind, and helpful peer. My legacy doesnt want to be negative, therefore striving to succeed in my eighth grade year is the best.
Carol Dweck, the author of the book entitled “Mindset”, did a great job of portraying her inquisitive thoughts throughout the book. Also, the book was informative and made me wonder about my “mindset” and my life in the future. Dweck, throughout the book, explains that mindsets start early as a child and perseveres into adulthood. She explains that this mindset can drive many aspects of our lives going from parenting and being in relationships to sports, school, and work. Most of the book which stands out to me, is the author’s encouragement to her readers, that anyone can change their mindset at any time, age, or state of mind in their life. It may be very difficult for some people, but it can be done and it is well worth it.
A growth mindset is when people appreciate a challenge, they don’t mind failing. The person would rather fail and learn from their mistake then keep