Thursday, 15 January 2015

The Power of Yet by Carol Dweck

So here is a short but very informative video on a Not Yet strategy worth watching. Not only it suggests some practical tips, but also inspires.

As I've been trying to derive more from what I read and what I watch, I decided to use techniques of wise reading (which can be transformed into wise watching I guess). In attempt to get as much as possible from this video I created a short summary of the video while listening to it for the second time. So now I'm going to write it down here, trying not to look at the notes I took but rather by remembering stuff.

I hope it will also be useful for you and will save your time as the sketch I made includes all the main ideas, so if you don't have 10 mins to watch the video, you can just spend 2 mins looking through the sketch.

The Power of Yet
  • There are children with fixed mind set and growth mind set:
- GROWTH mind set children 1) like challenge and 2) understand that their abilities can be developed
- FIXED mind set children are scared of hard tasks and when having failed at their first attempt (according to the study) next time are likely to 1) cheat 2) look for someone who did worse than them in order to feel better 3) run from difficulties
  • Fixed and growth mind set children treat errors differently:
- GROWTH mind set children process the error, learn from it and correct it
- FIXED mind set children run from error and don't engage with it
  • To build the bridge to Not Yet set of mind we can:
  1. Grade "Not there yet" instead of "Failed"
  2. Praise wisely: do not praise for intelligence and talent, but praise for process, strategy and effort
  3. Reward students for progress, not for the results right now
  4. Teach students about the growth mindset, i.e. provide them with info that every time they push out of the comfort zone to learn something new, neurons in their brain form new stronger connections. And, as a result, they get smarter 
  5. Consiquently transform the meaning of effort and challenge into the right and more positive one
All the info and steps mentioned above need to be kept in mind and put into practice in order to build self-confident personalities who are not afraid of learning and making mistakes.

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