Mindsets are beliefs about yourself and your most basic qualities. Are intelligence, talent and personality fixed traits? Or are they cultivated throughout your life?
People with a growth mindset see their qualities as things that can be developed through dedication and effort. Great things are accomplished with years of passionate practice and learning. A growth mindset will allow a person to live a less stressful and more successful life. Those individuals are also most likely to continue to work hard despite setbacks. It is possible to encourage students to persist despite failure by encouraging them to think about learning in a certain way (specific goals).
SELF-COACHING AFFIRMATIVE STATEMENTS
- I can find ways to change even under adversity.
- I can let go of my need to control all variables.
- I can make one small change at a time in my learning environment.
- I can make a difference in student’s lives.
- I can use technology to make both my own and my students’ learning richer.
- I can risk trying new learning activities.
- I can network and connect with others for resources, assistance, and support.