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  • 1. Growth Mind Set vs. Fixed Mind Set Amy Calderoni
  • 2. Fixed Mind Set• Students : – Believe intelligence is fixed(Richard,2007) – Seek tasks to prove their intelligence – Need/want to look smart – Avoid challenges/obstacles – Take criticism personally
  • 3. Fixed Mind Set – cont.• Students – Do not learn from mistakes – View making an effort as being dumb – Bright students will stop working when faced with difficult material – “Achieve less than full potential”(Richard, 2007)
  • 4. Growth Mind Set• Students – Believe intelligence can be developed – Have a desire to learn and improve – Embrace challenges/obstacles – Criticism helps them grow – Believe effort is necessary to master skills
  • 5. Growth Mind Set• Students: – Learn from their mistakes – Work hard – “Reach higher levels of achievement”(Richard, 2007)
  • 6. Effects of Praise• Need to praise students for effort and hard work not intelligence• Emphasize process, hard work and effort
  • 7. PraiseDon’t say…….. Instead say…….• You are really smart. • What strategy did you use?• That was a great report. • I see you worked hard on this report-it shows.• I knew you were really smart. • I knew you worked hard and used good strategies to study.
  • 8. Motivating Students• “ the wrong kind of praise creates self-defeating behavior. The right kind motivates students to learn.” (Dweck, 2007)
  • 9. References• (2004). Brain, model of; side view. [Image]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/• Corbis (Producer). (2012). Jackie Robinson Swinging Bat. [Image]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/• Dweck, C. (2007, October). The Perils and Promises of Praise. Retrieved from Educational Leadership website: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational- leadership/oct07/vol65/num02/The-Perils-and-Promises-of- Praise.aspx• Jupiterimages Corporation (Producer). (2006). Children and School Bus. [Image]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/
  • 10. References• Jupiterimages Corporation (Producer). (2006). Childs Writing. [Image]. Available from http://www.discoveryeduca• Jupiterimages Corporation (Producer). (2006). School Bus (1). [Image]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/• Richard, M. G. (2007, April 15). Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset: Which One Are You? [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://michaelgr.com/2007/04/15/ fixed-mindset-vs-growth-mindset- which-one-are-you/

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