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"If you're going to grow [and] improve your school, embracing the honesty of student voice is crucial in empowering students to become partners in that process." -Nikki Hinostro, Director of High Tech Middle School
High Tech High's name has become synonymous with project-based learning and 21st Century Skills. The 13-school network in San Diego attracts thousands of visitors each year who come to find inspiration for their own classrooms and school models. So where does a successful school system look when its leaders want to target and prioritize areas for growth? To outside consultants? Academic researchers? Or to those who have the largest stake in school success - the students themselves?
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.
Our very own Eduardo Briceño, CEO of Mindset Works delivered a TEDx talk in Manhattan Beach!
Click below to view the talk. Please view it, share it, and like it!
TEDx Talk Summary: The way we understand our intelligence and abilities deeply impacts our success. Based on social science research and real life examples, Eduardo Briceño articulates how mindset, or the understanding of intelligence and abilities, is key.
Oprah Winfrey delivered this inspiring commencement speech at Harvard University this summer. She shares her truths and emotions when her network was experiencing failure ("I felt I was stuck in a hole.").
She explains what it is like to rebound after a very public failure. "If you are constantly pushing yourself higher and higher, you will at some point fail." She goes on to explain that "failure is just life trying to move us in another direction."
Watch her speech (the story begins at minute 5:05) and hear this accomplished woman speak to us about writing the story of "who you want to be."
About Mindset Works
Mindset Works was co-founded by one of the world's leading researchers in the field of motivation, Stanford University professor Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. and K-12 mindset expert Lisa S. Blackwell, Ph.D. The Company translates psychological research into practical products and services to help students and educators increase their motivation and achievement. For more information, visit http://www.mindsetworks.com.
The First Lady visited Savoy Elementary school in May and spoke with the students about the truth about smart and dumb.
"Because the truth is -- and this is important; I want you all to listen up -- no one is born smart. Do you understand that? No one is born smart. No one is born knowing how to read, right? No one is born knowing how to do math, or no one is born knowing how to play the flute -- all of that comes with a lot of hard work. And I know your teachers tell you that all the time."
First Lady Obama went on to talk about the importance of effort in achievement and reminded students that even the president works hard! Her words on mistakes and failure encouraged students that they are "preparing for greatness."
Watch the First Lady's speech, as well as her charming reenactment of freeze tag with the students.
About Mindset Works
Mindset Works was co-founded by one of the world's leading researchers in the field of motivation, Stanford University professor Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. and K-12 mindset expert Lisa S. Blackwell, Ph.D. The Company translates psychological research into practical products and services to help students and educators increase their motivation and achievement. For more information, visit http://www.mindsetworks.com