Embracing Challenge

Embracing Challenge

Carol Dweck [ Google Talk ] In the 1990s the self esteem movement took over the world. We were told to tell everyone how fabulous, brilliant, talented, special they were all the time. This was going to motivate them and boost their achievement. Instead, as you said, it was a complete disaster. It led to the acceptance of mediocrity. It didn’t challenge people

The “Smart” Ambush

The “Smart” Ambush

Carol Dweck [Scientific American ] The Secret to Raising Smart Kids. HINT: Don’t tell your kids that they are [smart]. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life. Scientific American. Carol S. Dweck — A brilliant student, Jonathan sailed through grade school. He completed his assignments easily

The Power of Yet

The Power of Yet

Carol Dweck [ TEDxSweden ] I heard about a high school in Chicago where students had to pass a certain number of courses to graduate, and if they didn’t pass a course, they got the grade “Not Yet.” And I thought that was fantastic, because if you get a failing grade, you think, I’m nothing, I’m nowhere. But if you get the grade

Mindset

Mindset

Carol Dweck  [ Stanford University ] I’d like to introduce you to my version of happiness. For me happiness is being infinitely curious. It’s being – it’s constantly learning. It’s constantly mastering new and difficult tasks. And yet, many of the things we do to motivate our kids are sapping their desire to learn. How do we make sure then that kids and

Mindset

Mindset

Carol Dweck [ Mindset ] When I was a young researcher, just starting out, something happened that changed my life. I was obsessed with understanding how people cope with failures, and I decided to study it by watching how students grapple with hard problems. So I brought children one at a time to a room in their school, made them comfortable, and then