Posts Tagged ‘growth mindset’

how to develop motivation in kids

In today’s educational environment, we are more aware than ever that student motivation and engagement is essential for lasting learning. I can’t tell you how many times as a school counselor, I had discussions with teachers, parents and kids about being motivated. However, I’m afraid we rarely discussed how important intrinsic motivation is vs. extrinsic…

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how to teach kids not to give up

Use Brain Science to Teach Kids Not to Give Up Brain science has dramatically changed how we think about the brain.  While much of the research has been applied to helping children learn better in an academic setting, growth mindset research has also taught us how to help children develop high self-esteem while at the…

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Motivating Students

Growth vs. Fixed Mindset At a recent elementary school training, a teacher began asking me about strategies for a student who has no motivation.  He refuses to do any work at all and she has tried numerous strategies already.  “I’ve tried everything and nothing works,” she said.  As a school counselor for 20 years, I…

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The growth mindset and success

Which statement describes what you believe:? You can learn new things but you really can’t change your IQ very much.  It is just something that is just part of your DNA. You can not only learn new things but substantially change how intelligent you are. In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol…

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What if failure is really a gift?

Your child is up at bat and strikes out. She throws down the bat and stomps off the field,  tears in her eyes. While doing his homework, your child can’t figure out the answer to a math problem. He crumples up his entire paper in frustration and slams the book closed.  Not a chance of…

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Why failing first leads to success.

He won’t do any work in class. She never turns in homework. She is capable, but doesn’t work up to her potential… If you have been  an educator for any length of time, you’ve had a child like this in your classroom. You’ve tried every strategy that you can think of–nothing is working. Maybe you…

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