Growth mindset is a term coined by psychologist and researcher Dr. Carol Dweck.
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“So what should we say when children complete a task—say, math problems—quickly and perfectly? Should we deny them the praise they have earned? Yes. When this happens, I say, “Whoops. I guess that was too easy. I apologize for wasting your time. Let’s do something you can really learn from!” – Carol Dweck
“The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives.” – Carol Dweck
“Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is but they don’t tell you where a student could end up.” – Carol Dweck
“If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort and keep on learning” – Carol Dweck
“Mindset change is not about picking up a few pointers here and there. It’s about seeing things a new way. When people change to a growth mindset, they change from a judge-and-be-judges framework to a learn-and-help-learn framework. Their commitment is to growth, and growth takes plenty of time, effort and mutual support” – Carol Dweck