Social Media Myths About Mindsets

Getting “Praise Mistakes” right!

In the past, making a mistake was something to be avoided at all costs. How many times were you too afraid to put your hand up at school in case you had the wrong answer? And you certainly didn’t celebrate when you saw red crosses on your page. Sometimes, mistakes really do need to be […]

Belief is Not Enough

A Growth Mindset is critical to growth and success. Without the belief that we can change ourselves for the better, our motivation flounders. It’s at the heart of a Growth Mindset, which world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck describes as “the belief that you can change your most basic characteristics, such as your talents, abilities […]

Beyond “Not Yet” to “What’s Next?”

A quick survey of social media suggests that a key element of nurturing a Growth Mindset is the word “yet”. In her renowned TED talk, “The Power of Yet”, Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck espouses the virtue of “yet”, describing a school with a grading system that includes a category for “not yet” instead of […]