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Ever wonder how having a growth mindset impacts participation in STEM fields such as game design and coding? Zulama game designers met with growth mindset experts in a google hangout to find out.
Interview with Yvonne van de Ven, Netherlands, Author of Stone of Clear Thinking
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This is a Mindset Works podcast. I am Emily Diehl. Today we will be talking with Yvonne van de Ven, an author in the Netherlands who is applying Dr. Dweck's work on growth mindsets in her country. Her approach for cultivating growth mindsets in children is through storytelling. Her story, Stone of Clear Thinking takes us on a journey of a boy growing up in a fantasy world, where children are labeled and classified as Moon children or as Sun children. This boy, named Talalom, doesn't accept the situation but can't change it. So he decides to run away. The story has a growth minded theme all throughout.
Hello Yvonne, thank you for joining us today! So, we'd like to know, why did you decide to do this work with growth mindsets in the Netherlands?
Yvonne: Well I have 3 children and the eldest was clearly very afraid of making mistakes. We, my husband and I, saw that way before she started learning to talk. So when she was two years old, I already found out that I could help her to overcome this by giving feedback only on the process instead of on the result. Questions like 'Do you like this drawing?' I always answered like 'I can see that you really worked hard on it.' But it didn't really help and her lack of self-confidence struck me. For example, as soon as something seemed to be difficult, she literally pushed her younger brother forward to solve the problem, whatever that 'problem' was.
An Interview with Dr. Marilee Adams, professor at American University and best-selling author of a new book, Teaching That Changes Lives
In this Mindset Works® Newsletter Podcast, Emily Diehl interviews Dr. Adams about her work with the Inquiring, Learner, and Judger Mindsets. Listen now to learn about how our questions shape our mindsets and how to bring critical thinking to our classrooms.
EMILY DIEHL: Welcome to the Mindset Works Newsletter Podcast. I am Emily Diehl. Today we will be talking with Dr. Marilee Adams. Dr. Adams is the author of three books that focus on questions and mindsets. The first was a cognitive-behavioral psychology textbook entitled The Art of the Question. Next she wrote Change Your Questions, Change Your Life, which is an international bestseller. Her latest book, Teaching That Changes Lives, came out just last week. Dr. Adams is the president of the Inquiry Institute. She is also an advisor to Learning Forward New Jersey and an adjunct professor of leadership, American University. Dr. Adams, thank you for joining us!
MARILEE ADAMS: I am so pleased to be here, Emily, and I'm honored too, because I consider Dr. Dweck's work on mindsets a major advance in psychology in general. She has alerted the world to the importance of the growth mindset and I love that she has taken her academic work way beyond academia into making a practical difference. It's so important.
In this piece, excerpted from the Harvard Business Review (HBR) podcast, The Right Mindset for Success, Sarah Green interviews Carol Dweck about the leadership qualities that lead to successful efforts.