To me growth mindset is a learning based, action oriented way to achieve whatever I want to achieve. It means, learning what to do and doing it over and over again until I succeed. By allowing my self to be challenged, to try and to fail, without giving up or giving in, I am allowing my self to learn and ultimately to succeed. For teaching it is a brain-based learning, teaching method, focused on the science of learning. But why listen to me? There are Mindset experts and practitioners who know way more about it than this growth mindset newbie. See a few of them below.
Next, to give a scientific explanation for what makes growth mindset work, is Stephanie Frank Faye. in her, Neuroscience of Growth Mindset (Frank, 2016-2017), YouTube video collection, explores the neuroscience of mindset. She explains that the brain is malleable making it possible for it to expand based on the formation of new neural connections, she calls neuroplasticity. She talks about self-directed neuroplasticity where people focus on, and choose the neural pathways they want to develop. She also gives educators, tips on how to introduce mindset to others.
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Another contributing thought leader focuses on answering the question of "what is growth mindset in action". Trevor Regan, a student athlete developer, has published many videos on his YouTube channel, focused on evangelizing the growth mindset for sports ability development. In Regan's video Growth Mindset Introduction: What it is, How it Works, and Why It Matters (Ragan, 2016) , he further explains what growth mindset is with fun and easy to follow graphics. In his video Teaching a Growth Mindset: Unleashing the Learning Machine (Ragan, 2016), Regan explains the positive and negative affects , beliefs can have on developing skills and reaching goals. He shows how, belief in one's ability and taking action can lead to growth
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Dweck, C. (2014, November). The Power of Beleiving You Can Improve. Retrieved from TED Ideas worth spreading: http://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve
Frank, S. F. (2016-2017). Stefanie Faye Frank. Retrieved from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYE7wxblnjWg_fJ3Odq-AIw
Ragan, T. (2016, November 6). Growth Mindset Introduction: What it is, How it Works, and Why it Matters . Retrieved from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75GFzikmRY0 Ragan, T. (2016, April 16). Teaching a Growth Mindset: Unleashing the Learning Machine . Retrieved from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLqT6_1cv00