We have been talking a lot in class about mindsets. We refer to our mindset as either a "Growth mindset" or a "Fixed Mindset". Research has shown that students with a growth mindset are more successful learners and are capable of increasing their intelligence through engaging in challenging problems that require persistence and effort on behalf of the student..
One way for students to change their mindset is to engage in positive self talk. Change your thoughts, change your words, change your mindset... I can't do it, yet!
During the classroom discussion on mindsets, a student mentioned that it took him a very long time to learn how to ride his unicycle. He said he practiced for about 2 hours a day for three weeks... and some of the first days were very painful from falling off.
Hard work, perseverance and a great amount of effort eventually paid off and he was finally able to ride his unicycle... yay!
What are YOU passionate enough about to invest 42 hours of hard work and effort before seeing it pay off?
Let us know what you haven't figured out, yet.
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