Growth Mindset Explained

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Most teachers have heard about the growth mindset. It became a phenomenon in 2006 when Carol Dweck released her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Yet, not everyone is clear about what a growth mindset means and whether it is worth your time. This article will explain what the growth mindset is and isn’t. … Read more

False Growth Mindset Explained

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In her updated book, Carol Dweck urges people to be wary of unintentionally nurturing a false growth mindset rather than the real thing. More specifically, Carol expresses her concern about 2 distinct but interrelated things – a misunderstanding about: What a growth mindset is How to nurture a growth mindset What is a growth mindset? … Read more

Mindset by Carol Dweck: A Critical Review

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What is a Growth Mindset? In a nutshell, a growth mindset is a belief that intelligence and other abilities are malleable. Put another way, intelligence is like a muscle that can be increased with effort over time. Fixed Mindset The growth mindset is quite different to a fixed mindset, which is a belief that abilities … Read more

Distributed Practice & Massed Practice: What Works Best?

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As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. You should be giving your students time to practice doing the things you have taught them to do in class. But there are different types of practice, and they are not all equally effective. Two of these types are massed practice and distributed practice. Massed Practice Imagine you … Read more