It Is Not That Easy to Switch to a Growth Mindset
The website Thoughtful Learning lists in the following table several phrases through which we emphasize a fixed mindset. It also lists alternatives that support a growth mindset.
Thoughtful Learning then proceeds in suggesting an "easy 5-step process to fostering a growth mindset in your classroom".
- Believe it
- Teach it
- Model it
- Nourish it
- Assess it.
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Orosz G, Péter-Szarka S, Bothe B, Tóth-Király I and Berger R (2017) How Not to Do a Mindset Intervention: Learning from a Mindset Intervention among Students with Good Grades. Front. Psychol. 8:311. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00311
Peter DeWitt, I think, correctly identifies the problem with the following:
The problem with the growth mindset, and why it's sometimes a low-hanging fruit, is that school leaders and teachers do a book study on it, but their practices really don't change as much as their monologue does. Talking about a growth mindset is easy, but having one is harder than we may think. We are all guilty of having a fixed mindset at the same time we are touting that we should have a growth one.