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Growth Mindset

On The Mend: Grappling With Resilience

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 07.30.2015 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

I teach in a school where we take great pains to teach girls about the components of resilience; we encourage growth mindset; we celebrate risk-taking and mistakes. We encourage girls to remember that persistence and effort lead to improvement.

The Yet Mindset

Mark W. Guay | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

Whenever you whisper the words "I can't" to yourself, just add in the word "yet". That's a three-letter word that I'm going to be using a lot in the future, and perhaps you will too.

Why Your Mental Game Is Infinitely More Important for Your Business Success Than You Think

Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse

There's no denying it, business success is 80-90 percent about your mental game. This is something I see every day because I've worked with people and...

10 Ultimate Tips for Manifesting Your Desires

Maria Losseva-Malho | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Losseva-Malho

The art of manifestation is bringing your desires to life. It sounds absolutely magical doesn't it? Well it is! AND it is completely within YOUR po...

How the Mind Works

Brendon Burchard | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

How does our mind work? Here's four insights that can improve your life: 1. Information: Your mind consumes information from the environment and c...

12 Most Annoying Excuses for Your Mediocrity

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

People who live extraordinary personal and professional lives do not live in the space of mediocrity. There are phrases that they will never even think to speak. Here are 12 of them we've all heard before... some of us may have even spoken them. See if anything sounds familiar.

Where Are You Leaning Your Ladder? (Thoughts During Handstand)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

As a Capricorn, I'm a mountain goat at heart -- persistent and tenacious. I charge headfirst up a mountain and yearn to dive into the deep-end. But then my shoulders shook and I wobbled in my handstand.

How to Help Students Develop the Growth Mindset With #20time

Mark W. Guay | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Mark W. Guay

What students decide to create cannot be graded. No ifs, ands or buts. By not applying a grade to it, students are allowed to fail. They learn the power of failing forward

3 Tips to Develop a Growth Mindset (Even When It's -15)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Mark W. Guay

Here are three tips to develop a growth mindset no matter how far you venture in your goals.

No More Trashbag Kids

Michael Piraino | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Michael Piraino

The nature of foster care in the United States creates at least two mindsets that are particularly damaging to foster children. These do not arise from experiences within the system, and from adult perceptions, that focus on failure.

Why More Women Are Burning Out in Their 20s and 30s

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Messages about self-care and the importance of recovery aren't always sent as strongly as messages about achievement and success, and that has implications for how women eventually work, live, and parent.

Grit to Great

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

In the long run, "grit" is simply a combination of two primary traits -- positive self-worth and optimism/hopefulness

My Child Is Not Interested in Learning: What Can I Do?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 03.07.2015 | Education
Tara Chklovski

Mastery also demands persistence. Teachers face this problem all the time with a classroom full of learners of varying interests and abilities. But teachers get formal training that equips them to deal with this problem.

What Do I Do About Screen Time?

Dion Lim | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dion Lim

Parents worldwide struggle with how much screen time to allow children. To hit this ever-moving target, I have found questions to ponder more helpful than rules to follow. Here is a list of ones I hope will be useful for your family to discuss together.

Why You Should Always Play Like the Underdog

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.23.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Endorphins are released, and you feel good about the gains you've made. It provides a high, and we cling to it. It's why some competitive types will try anything -- even cheating -- to be one up on someone else.

Grit: Your Secret Success Strategy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Grit is having both the passion and the perseverance to achieve a goal, and grit often predicts who achieves the highest levels of success in school and at work.

How To Criticize Your Kids Without Ruining Their Self-Esteem

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

The best praise is focused on a child's effort, not the child's traits, as I wrote in "Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Give Up." The same is true of criticism.

10 Things I Learned About Teaching From My Kids' Coaches

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 11.22.2014 | Education
Grete DeAngelo

As a teacher and a parent, I'm always looking for role models on how to do my job better, and some of the best examples I've seen have been my kids' coaches.

Are College Diplomas Determined by Parenting Style?

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

By demanding obedience, without rules in place, children may not acquire a healthy level of confidence in their decision-making abilities. Furthermore, they develop no emotional attachment to their goals, making it unlikely that they will persist when faced with obstacles.

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

Kids with a fixed mindset believe that you are stuck with however much intelligence you're born with. When they fail, these kids feel trapped. They start thinking they must not be as talented or smart as everyone's been telling them. They avoid challenges, fearful that they won't look smart.

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

Salman Khan | Posted 10.19.2014 | Education
Salman Khan

He then said, "Dad, aren't you glad how I struggled with that word? I think I could feel my brain growing." I smiled: my son was now verbalizing the tell­-tale signs of a 'growth­ mindset.'

Engineers Are Not Smart

Vicki May | Posted 09.21.2014 | College
Vicki May

Of course I want 'smart' students in my classes but not necessarily the ones who can memorize facts, pass tests, and regurgitate information. I want students who are willing to think critically, try new things, fail and learn from their mistakes.

Are the Beliefs of Female Leaders Undermining Their Success?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Michelle McQuaid

The general lack of confidence found in many women means a fixed mindset makes us particularly fragile when it comes to dealing with failure, setbacks and criticism.

Stop Assigning Numbers to People!

Nora T. Akins | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Performance appraisals may finally be a human resource system of the past. Tons of evidence and our guts tell us they are ineffective measures of performance. Often, the best performers do not get the highest performance scores.

Stop Saying, 'You're So Smart!' 3 Better Ways to Praise Kids

Renee Jain | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

Here's the thing: Kids develop immunity to praise. They require higher and higher doses of it to be satiated. And as soon as parents and teachers remove the dangling carrot, children can lose interest in their activity.