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  • Brent shared from Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
    when students were praised for effort, 90 percent of them wanted the challenging new task that they could learn from.
    Note: Praising a student's effort rather than ability leads them to want to take the next challenge.
  • Brent shared from Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by 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.
    Note: Focus should be on growth, not limiting students based on prior understanding as measured on a test.
  • Brent shared from Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
    The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome
    Note: In the growth mindset, success is a bi-product of effort and enjoyment of what you are doing.
  • Brent shared from Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
    Even in the growth mindset, failure can be a painful experience. But it doesn’t define you. It’s a problem to be faced, dealt with, and learned from.
    Note: Failure doesn't define people with a growth mindset.
  • Brent shared from Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
    John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach, says you aren’t a failure until you start to blame. What he means is that you can still be in the process of learning from your mistakes until you deny them.
    Note: You aren't and a failure until you begin to blame.
  • Brent shared from Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
    The other thing exceptional people seem to have is a special talent for converting life’s setbacks into future successes.
    Note: Exceptional people convert setbacks into future success!!!
  • Brent shared from Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
    When we (temporarily) put people in a fixed mindset, with its focus on permanent traits, they quickly fear challenge and devalue effort.
    Note: Permanent traits like smart or dumb leave us feeling helpless to change- minimizes impact of effort.
  • Brent shared from Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
    those people with the growth mindset were not labeling themselves and throwing up their hands. Even though they felt distressed, they were ready to take the risks, confront the challenges, and keep working at them.
    Note: Growth mindset sees failure as a chance to learn and get better.
  • Brent shared from Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by 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. A
    Note: Stretch yourself to be better. Push beyond what you currently think is possible.
  • Brent shared from Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
    Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better?
    Note: Why waste time proving how great you are. Spend time getting better!!!