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.
Both "The Secret to Raising Smart Kids" and "You are Not Special" encourage the audience to approach life with a growth mindset. In the article, “The Secret to Raising Smart Kids” Dweck says, “Teaching people to have a “growth mind-set,” which encourages a focus on “process” rather than on intelligence or talent, produces high achievers in school and in life.” Every day we are told that we are not good enough, we are never told that we are almost there. It reflects in school, work, and even our social lives. We would rather give up than work to get better. We get a F in a class, and we are told that we are never going to get anywhere in life.
¨When children make the team, their self-confidence increases, but for those who get cut, their self-worth may decrease¨ says Alyssa. This shows that kids who make the team would feel very proud of themselves, but kids who get cut, they may feel neglected and possibly never play sports
People tend to believe in what they see most of the times. According to Husband and Hellier, (2011), in the absence of proofs, words are ineffective in persuading the audience since they need the conviction that they would succeed if they follow a given procedure about how another person previously used it and made it in life. In reference to how students believe that higher learning education offers a platform of getting a better job, they are more convinced by the fact that there is statistical evidence proving this true. Graham and Paul (2010) explain that the more learned that a person is, the more the chances he or she has to a better job and succeeding in life. The authors note that education proponents in every part of the world encourage students to perform better in school and also to have that focus in life that they should aim at achieving higher education by stating that the more they learn in school, the better the job that they will get in future.
The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.” From back then to today’s society, kids are failing because they lack those morals that they need to succeed. Some examples are responsibility, respect to elders and etc. Human nature is not an averaging of people’s behavior but rather is revealed as we cultivate excellence. Dr. King states, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true
How Kids Really Succeed Summary In the article "How Kids Really Succeed" by Paul Tough, he identifies the fact that students in the country are facing everyday challenges. These challenges affect their everyday lives, meaning in and outside of the classroom. Tough explains that students who have been raised with a lower income tend to fall short in their studies in school and have more behavioral issues than children who have been raised in a wealthier home. The kids who act out daily are not the ones to blame, because they are simply doing what they think is right in their minds. Tough states, "when parents behave harshly the children are less likely over time to develop the ability to manage strong emotions and respond effectively to stressful
To solve cases like this, parents should stop asking ¨Did you win?¨ But rather ask ¨Did you have fun today?¨ Secondly, If a child is picked to play on a team, coaches should find playing time for them. If not, parents should ask their children if they are unhappy. If they are not enjoying themselves, consider finding them a different team to play on. One where all the players are treated equally. Lastly, kids are afraid of making mistakes because they are growing up in a world that pressures them to be perfect.
If this is ignored, more and more students will drop out of school, less people will graduate, and test scores will significantly drop. Keep this in mind: paying students for good grades will provide students with a motivation to work hard. They will then learn the value of hard work. This will help shape them into amazing, successful human beings. One of these students could even turn out to be the next Einstein, or Rosa Parks.
According to Bill Gates, “It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” This ideal of learning from failure, instead of fearing it, can encourage students’ success; they will learn that there are consequences for their actions. Unfortunately, educators and parents surmise that it is damaging to acknowledge children’s shortcomings. This is central in, “In Praise of the “F” word” by Mary Sherry and “The Speech the Graduates Didn’t Hear” by Jacob Neusner, which both expound on the effects of recognizing failure. In Sherry’s article, she emphasizes that children are deceived by educators because teachers and parents aren’t holding students accountable for decisions. Neusner’s article expresses the significance of being challenged in one’s academic career.
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. 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.