Growth Mindset video

I am a STRONG believer that by instilling a growth mindset in a student it will dramatically increase their academic success, their opportunities, and their level of happiness. 

In case you’re not sure what a growth mindset is. According to the Harvard Business Review, a growth mindset is this: individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts).  

If you’re interested in learning more about the growth mindset, here are a couple of great articles:

Ok, so how do I instill a growth mindset in my child?
Below are some wonderful ideas of how to instill a growth mindset in your child:

  1. Use the word “yet.” I can’t do division…yet. 
  2. Embrace imperfections. If you don’t face your weaknesses, you’ll never have the chance to overcome them. 
  3. Make mistakes! It’s the way you learn. Look at the mistakes as part of the learning process rather than a setback. 
  4. Give yourself time to learn and make mistakes. Don’t focus on speed. Learn well, not fast.
  5. Celebrate each goal achieved, no matter how small. Acknowledge the accomplishments and enjoy the process.