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Growth Mindset

This prezi correlates with the 2nd part of a seminar for high school students. Pt.1 dealt with need for GRIT (Dr. Angela Duckworth); Pt. 2 focuses on benefits of adopting a GROWTH MINDSET (Dr. Carol Dweck). Citations in final slide.

John Tiernan

on 14 October 2015

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Transcript of Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset
you can learn ANYTHING
are ALWAYS possible ...
Intelligence is
set in stone!
actually CAN
learn anything!
Scenario #2: What's your response?
(a) "This is a waste of my time."
(b) "I can always get better"
Scenario #3: What's your response?
(a) "I already know this stuff"
(b) "Good opportunity to learn more!"
Scenario #1: What's your response?
(a) "not the grade I want
(b)"I can't."
When presented with challenges in life?
When you have setbacks or failures in life?
When you are criticized in life?
When you have to give lots of effort?
When other people are successful in life?
How do
you react...
with a
Want it. Do it.
Keep doing it.
Just add "...yet!"
Quote and Imange from SIM-K12, "Teaching a Growth Mindset."
"I'm smart"
"I'll keep trying"
You never gave up.
Handout #1
Image from, "Growth Mindsets," http://learn.surbitonhigh.com/english/
...not yet!
nothing is fixed
you can grow
"I'm not there


"Self-Theories," http://www.learning-knowledge.com/self-theories.html
Success = not giving up

How do you know
if you have a
or a
"Growth Mindset Maths." http://www.growthmindsetmaths.com
Created by James D. Whitt with Tri Pham, 11/2014. Available for publc use.
Ideas, phrases, video clips, topic chronology gleaned from the following:
Carol Dweck, "Self-theories and goals: their role in motivation, personality, and development," in
Nebraska Symposium on Motivation
, 38: 199-235 (1990); "Mindset Works EducatorKit - Tools for Teachers," (2002-2012); Carol Dweck's "Boosting Achievement with Messages that Motivate," in
Education Canada,
47:2, 6-10 (2010); Carol Dweck in "Interviews with Carol Dweck," on
Mind Works
http ://www.mindsetworks.com/webnav/dr-dweck-interviews.aspx; Khan Academy, "The Science and the Theories," https: //www.khanacademy.org/youcanlearnanything/share-b. Angela Lee Duckworth, "The key to success? Grit," on TED Talks Education, filmed April 2013. All last accessed 11/4/2014.

Courage quote from "Power On," http:/ /poweronlansing.com/geeksentials/1-the-mindset/.
Carol Dweck quote about development: From "Teaching a Growth Mindset," http://sim.abel.yorku.ca/?page_id=2751.
Intelligence goes up and down image: "Creating a Growth Mindset in Your Students," http: //www.thoughtfullearning.com/blogpost/get-smart-become-talented.
Calvin and Hobbes cartoon from "Self-Theories," http: //www.learning-knowledge.com/self-theories.html.
Success image from "Growth Mindsets," http: //learn.surbitonhigh.com/english/.
Red and Green Though Clouds from "Growth Mindset Maths." http: //www.growthmindsetmaths.com.

Videos exist within slides as direct links to their YouTube sources. Titles appear in this order, "You Can Learn Anything," (Kahn Academy), "Michael Jordan 'Failure' Commercial Nike," (JayMJ23), "Success Through Effort," (Kahn Academy), "Carol Dweck-A Study on Praise and Mindsets," (Trevor Ragan), "Janelle Monae - Power of Yet," (Sesame Street).

Handout #1:
Refers to a class assignment involving 4 scenarios with options to choose a response that would either be considered "growth" or "fixed" mindset.

(begin at 0:25)
"Power of Yet"
Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Stan Wawrinka

2014 Australian Open Men's Singles Champion
2015 French Open Men's Singles Champion
Stan is awesome at tennis but I'm more interested in his tattoo...
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."
- Samuel Beckett
We can
how we respond to these situations...
Construct growth mindsets from these fixed sentences:
Take a sheet and work in groups.
That’s just how he is.

It makes me sad that I’ll never be able to tell my parents that.

I’m annoyed by how sarcastic he is.

I use chocolate as a coping mechanism for stress.

I always bite off more than I can chew.
Do these ones with your partner:
JK Rowling
Basically, we need to redefine the word
Attitude and Effort Vs. Achievement
Which score is more important to:
your parents?
your teachers?
Teachers are equally to blame...
Is praise a good thing?
Well, it depends on the praise...
Who's this guy?
not succeeding yet
Talent from birth?
Grit and hard work?
As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?

Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.
Habits of Mind
Growth Mindset

+ Practice in the "Goldilocks Zone"
Path to Mastery

knowing where you are at now
not trying hard enough
This is "Good Will Hunting"
(famous movie from the 90s)
I could "just play"
What a load of rubbish!!
Well, let's look at the evidence for each theory
Gary Ablett
Gary Ablett
This trend shows up in Hollywood...
Even criminals!
the results from this Tasmanian study suggest that the children of parents with a criminal record have a much greater likelihood of becoming involved in crime themselves than the children of parents who do not have a criminal record.
OK, We have seen lots of examples of people who have succeeded at what their parents did.
This is evidence for being "born" with it.

Evidence for "hard work"?
There are hundreds of examples - here are just a few...
Wait a sec, perhaps it has something to do with
you are born?
This guy has a theory about Tiger Woods
These guys come from all walks of life. They all have one thing in common...
Growth Mindset
What are your ethnic backgrounds supposedly good at?

Chat to your mate for 30 seconds about it...
If you take on a challenge, there are two possible outcomes
you pass
you fail
Challenges need to be in
"the goldilocks zone"

Nr. 2 - Setbacks
Nr. 1 - "Challenge"
What's going on in your brain?
Perhaps it matters
you were born?
Let's say the "challenge is a maths test
society tells us this outcome is bad...
1 push up, please
So John, are you telling us if we have a growth mindset we will achieve the best of our abilities?
(a random test)
We need to praise
the process
the outcome
Its a simple equation at the end of the day...
You are in control of all
of these things
Miguel Nadal
Complete the following equations:
6 + 4 =
8 - 3 =
2 x 12 =
18 / 3 =
Not too hard and not too easy
Which of these students are "at standard"?
A test or exam shows you what you know on a particular point in time. It is all part of a continuum
Listening to advice
Open to new ways
strive for accuracy
1. decide on something
you want to get better at

2. Decide what is your
"goldilocks zone"

3. What possible setbacks
could you face?
4. what message will you tell
yourself when the going gets tough?

5. What is your "chain" goin to be?
* don't break the chain
Don't end up like Kev...
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