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Mistakes Are Not All Created Equal

Mistakes Are Not All Created Equal

A growth mindset about mistakes

We can deepen our own and our students' understanding of mistakes, which are not all created equal, and are not always desirable. After all, our ability to manage and learn from mistakes is not fixed. We can improve it.

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Perini Michele
I had never truly reflected on the notion that "learning from mistakes is not automatic. In order to learn from them we need to re... Read More
Thursday, 22 January 2015 02:21
Eduardo Briceño
Thanks, Perini, for sharing your reflection. Once you more deliberately explore mistakes with your students, we’d love to learn m... Read More
Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:34
Super User
amazing!
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 06:43
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Growth mindset for a more empathetic and collaborative world

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Emerging growth mindset research is generating new insights about human relationships.   To what extent do we believe that human characteristics, other than abilities –such as being kind, joyful, smart, courageous or cooperative– are fixed versus changeable? Can each of those qualities be developed, or are they innate? Our answer deeply affect our perceptions and behaviors, which in turn affect the quality of our relationships and our collaboration with others.

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Chad Lower
Improving the world requires all of us to strengthen our understanding that all people and groups can change and to continuously t... Read More
Friday, 28 July 2017 12:51
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Transforming School from Performance to Learning

Transforming School from Performance to Learning

Most parents, teachers, and schools encourage students to perform as best as they can, but it turns out that a focus on performance can hinder learning, improvement, and, ironically, performance.

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The Highest Aim of Education

The Highest Aim of Education

The highest aim of education is to develop driven, efficacious learners. That's what will best enable them to thrive.

Why ignite lifelong growth?

Today's world is a learner's paradise and a non-learner's pit. The accessibility of knowledge, rapid pace of change, and vastness, present unlimited opportunities for exploration, growth, and contribution. Driven learners:

  • have a source of happiness and fulfillment that nobody can take away from them;
  • adapt, learn, and grow more, and as a result are better able to achieve their goals, especially given today's complexity and fast pace of change; and
  • are more successful learners in school, in competencies from numeracy, literacy and critical thinking, to exploring passions and developing long-term goals and expertise.

What is more important for education to do than to ignite lifelong growth?

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Super User
I found the articles very informative. I also like the poster How To Take Charge Of Learning. Is this poster available for purc... Read More
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 03:02
Janna Peskett
Hi Maxina, Yes, you can find the poster at https://www.zazzle.com/mindsetworks. Glad you enjoyed the article! Best, Janna... Read More
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 10:47
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Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions

This article was first published by KQED Mindshift on November 16, 2015

A growth mindset is the understanding that personal qualities and abilities can change. It leads people to take on challenges, persevere in the face of setbacks, and become more effective learners. As more and more people learn about the growth mindset, which was first discovered by Stanford Professor Carol Dweck, we sometimes observe some confusions about it. Recently some critiques have emerged. Of course we invite critical analysis and feedback, as it helps all of us learn and improve, but some of the recent commentary seems to point to misunderstandings of growth mindset research and practice. This article summarizes some common confusions and offers some reflections.

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Super User
Thank you for this article. A lot of the criticism of growth mindsets is from people who really haven't grasped what it's about. Y... Read More
Thursday, 17 December 2015 18:53
Eduardo Briceño
Thanks. I'm glad it helps clarify!
Friday, 18 December 2015 10:43
Super User
I submitted an article for an educational journal in the summer. The editor sent it back 3 times. Ironically, the topic was abou... Read More
Thursday, 17 December 2015 20:26
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