the graphic organizer above comes from decades of research by Dr. Carol Dweck (Stanford University) - California, and her team.
Researchers discovered that people can choose to respond either in the Fixed Mindset or in the Growth Mindset when they have a challenge. Challenges can be large or small, but we have lots of them in our everyday life. It may be a relationship with a family member, a friend , a teacher or a class mate, it may be a tough school subject or a sport.
We've read through this graphic organizer and we've commented on it during our last Brainology™ class.
Now it's time to do some personal reflection.
Here are some questions that will help you with it.
QUESTIONS TO REFLECT UPON MINDSETS
- How are you approaching your challenges?
- Are you approaching them in the Fixed Mindset or in the Growth Mindset?
- What is one recent decision or choice you made in the Fixed Mindset?
- What will you do differently next time to make a Growth mindset decision or choice?