Developing a Growth Mindset
Ashley Spires’ book “The Most Magnificent Thing”, inspired this 6 Part series looking at the power of “Growth Mindset” in Early years education and beyond each part has been “paired” with an online video reference to extend the conversation
– by Nikos Kritsantonis, Origins Education
Lance G. King the author of the book ” The importance of failing well ” claims that, among other qualities, successful students demonstrated acceptance of failure, while the underachievers tended to deny that failure existed for them or took steps to avoid the possibility of failure in their lives. King claims that students with a growth mindset see failure as an opportunity for feedback, that they believe that personality and intelligence can change and grow, and that they also believe in continual improvement through adaptation. In other words, the mindset of successful students does not let failure get in their way to success!
Psychologist and Stanford Professor Carol Dweck in her book: “Mindset:The New Psychology of Success” summarized the key findings from her research on the nature and impact of mindsets. Her decades long research showed that students with a growth mindset, who believe that intelligence and “smartness” can be learned, go on to higher levels of achievement, engagement, and persistence.
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