Growth Mindset

I wanted to see how children coped with challenge and difficulty, so I gave 10-year-olds problems that were slightly too hard for them. Some of them reacted in a shockingly positive way. …. They understood that their abilities could be developed. They had what I call a growth mindset. But other students felt it was tragic, catastrophic. From their more fixed mindset perspective, their intelligence had been up for judgement, and they failed. Instead of luxuriating in the power of yet, they were gripped in the tyranny of now.

Carol Dweck

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