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Fixed vs. Growth Mindset Introduction

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Teresa Bandy

on 12 August 2015

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Transcript of Fixed vs. Growth Mindset Introduction

Developing a Growth Mindset
Change your thinking. Change your life.

How do you think about your own ability and potential?
Albert Einstein
Michael Jordan
Wilma Rudolph
There are no shortcuts
to success.
cut from his high school team in ninth grade
missed over 9000 shots in his career
missed the game-winning shot 26 times
notoriously bad student
told he would never be successful
faced severe physical challenges as a child
wore leg braces until age 9
3X gold medal winner and once dubbed "the fastest woman in the world”
How did these people become the best in their fields?
They each had a

worked hard
to reach their goals, and
didn't give up
when they faced setbacks.
Those with a FIXED MINDSET believe
Intelligence and ability are limited.
You are either born with talent or you are not.
Failure is an indication of a lack of ability.
Abilities are fixed and not interconnected (athletic, musical, academic).

Those with a GROWTH MINDSET believe
Every aspect of ability can always be improved.
Initial proficiency does not set limits on eventual proficiency.
Failure is not a stopping point but a stepping stone.
Improvement never stops and skills in multiple areas interconnect.

Fixed Mindsets
Growth Mindsets
1. Name at least two specific steps you can take to develop a growth mindset that will help you succeed in this class.

2. Write at least one thoughtful question or comment about the class.
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