Winners vs. Losers

If when we win it is because we are a winner,
then when we lose, it must make us a loser.

“When students or adults see their abilities as fixed, whether they think they’re naturals or just not built for a certain domain, they avoid challenge and lose interest when things get hard. Conversely, when they understand that abilities are developed, they more readily adopt learning-oriented behaviors such as deliberate practice and grit that enable them to achieve their goals. But this belief is itself malleable, and there are clear actions we can all take to establish a growth mindset and enable success for our children, our peers and ourselves.” –Eduardo Briceño, CEO of Mindset Works,  an organization that helps schools and other organizations cultivate a growth mindset culture

  • We can change mindsets, to install a growth mindset. 
  • Instead of praising students for being smart or good at something, we need to provide feedback related to the process. 
  • A growth mindset is beneficial for everyone, not just children, or students.

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