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Growth Mindset

Calling Your Kids "Smart" May Actually Hurt Them!

Lora Bumatay | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Lora Bumatay

It feels good as a parent when someone praises your child and tells you, "What a smart child you have!" doesn't it? What if I told you, this kind of ...

The Global Search for Education: Learning How to Learn

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Numeracy and literacy are important, but learning is also a vehicle to help people recover and regain what is most critical to them - their own dign...

How to Control Your Fight-or-Flight Response and Make Courageous Decisions

Thai Nguyen | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

To create a pattern of courageous "fight" responses when you encounter a stressful or difficult situation, adjust your explanatory style from pessimistic to optimistic, at three key points: the cause, the timeframe, and the context.

The Way of the Mind

Nkem DenChukwu | Posted 12.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nkem DenChukwu

You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew. -- Albert Einstein With each passing da...

How teachers can create a 'growth mindset' in classrooms

EdSource | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.02.2015 | Parents

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. Stanford University psychology professor Carol Dweck coined the phras...

Does Your Workplace Have a Growth Mindset?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

If your workplace is like most, chances are it's the results that matter most. After all the ability to successfully deliver outcomes -- be it growth and profit, student results or community benefits -- is the point of nearly every organization.

If I Died Right Now...

Franziska Iseli-Hall | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Franziska Iseli-Hall

I couldn't believe his words. After the initial shock and silence, I burst into tears. It couldn't be true. Dad just had a heart attack and passed away. Beat, my dad was only 58. I saw him a few months earlier and he was as charismatic, strong-minded and stubborn as always. All of a sudden he was gone?

The Right Way to Praise a Child

Maureen Anderson | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

You can't hand children self esteem by telling them they're great. When you tell them they're brilliant or talented, it stunts them. They worry about doing something difficult that might expose them as not brilliant.

Learn How to Develop a Prosperous Mindset

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 10.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

Changing your mindset to a prosperous one is an acknowledgment that you are worthy. It is an act of self-love and empowerment.

Linguistic Business Coaching: Shortcut From Fear of Speaking to Linguistic Self-confidence

Anna-Jane Niznikowska | Posted 10.12.2015 | Impact
Anna-Jane Niznikowska

I have recently gone to a networking event at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London. As a Communication Consultant who helps non-native English speakers communicate more confidently in international business, I thought I had to walk the talk and speak Portuguese.

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.