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.
Have you ever wanted to participate in a sport, but you failed at a tryout? This paper talks about why we should no longer have tryouts for kid’s sports. This is a complicated issue because there are many sides to it, for example, some people may think that it tryouts teach kids to fail. This argument is misleading because if kids fail at a tryout, they may think that they are useless in the sport and they may give up sports altogether. The actual question to be decided is, should there be tryouts and why.
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.
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.
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.
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. Remember, the fate of our nation depends on this decision.
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.
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.
because that is inaccurate it will affect them now and as they transition into adults. Body Participation trophies seem like a great motivator at first, but it will start to wear off. Kids are smart and later as the season goes on, children start to care less about trying because they know they will be rewarded anyways. Not only do they underachieve, but their passion, competition, and desire for victory is lost because, why bother if everyone a trophy?
Summary of “The Perils and Promises of Praise” In the article “The Perils and Promises of Praise”, author Carol S. Dweck demonstrates many ways in which a teacher should praise students in a way that can impact them to become a better student. “The wrong kind of praise creates self-defeating behavior. The right kind motivates students to learn.” (Dweck 7)
My Life: The end and the start of a new chapter What motivates you in life, were you one to over acheive goals or were you one to settle on goals. How does your peers effect your motivation on your goals in life. In this essay I will be talking about “Brainology” by Carol S Dweck, and how i compare my life experience to the article.
After reading the book Mindset by Carol Dweck, I realized that I need to improve on my fixed mindset in a few different areas in order to be the best person I can be. According to Dweck, a “fixed mindset makes you concerned with how you will be judged, the growth mindset makes you concerned with improving” (13). Carol Dweck discusses the two different mindsets and the impact that having a fixed mindset has on individuals in the long run. In order to grow, learn and improve, I need to accept failure, be more confident in myself, and develop better study habits.
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.