Have you ever wondered how to teach children to develop a growth mindset? Have you ever struggled to explain growth mindset to a friend or colleague? I used to be a research associate for Mike Csikszentmihalyi at the Quality of Life Research Center. I made this short video that dives into how to speak to students to foster resilience, long-term success, and growth mindset.
Here are some of the minute marks in the video:
|0:14||Columbia University study on parents’ use of the word “smart”|
|0:35||Carol Dweck study on using “smart” vs “worked hard” as forms of praise|
|3:25||Effort vs Intelligence|
|4:07||How should we praise our kids?|
|5:35||Focus on process|
|6:06||The power of ‘yet’|
|6:34||Exponential growth over time|
Dweck, C. (2007). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. New York: Ballantine Books.