Nowadays students suffer from various mental stresses. In this digital world, so many people easily believe in fake news or fake people. And when they see someone’s achievements they feel depressed. They start blaming themselves for not doing great work. They start thinking they are dumb and intelligence is a natural talent. This can lead students to avoid challenges and give up before trying. Students' beliefs about intelligence have important consequences for how they experience school and how they respond to adversity. There are two types of mindsets. When students hold a fixed mindset school can be the worst place to go because they think they are not intelligent. Students who hold a growth mindset experience school as an exciting place to grow.
In this blog, I will explain to you the importance of the growth mindset
Here we go,
There are two types of mindsets. The fixed mindset and the growth mindset. These mindsets play a very important role in building our life and the capacity to learn.
- FIXED MINDSET: People with a fixed mindset believe that talent and intelligence are natural. They think that failure is shameful therefore they give up before trying. They think skills are a gift from God, that's why some people are naturally good at things while others are not. This type of person avoids challenges. They get discouraged when they make mistakes. These people see mistakes as a failure
- GROWTH MINDSET: People with a growth mindset believe that they can learn new things and grow their skills. They believe in failure because they never fail, they learn from their mistakes. They believe people who are good at something are good because they build that ability. They always focus on the process of building yourself. They accept challenges and face them without worrying about the result. They always learn from mistakes and improve them.
HOW STUDENTS CAN STRENGTHEN THEIR GROWTH MINDSET:
- Focus your efforts on learning and improvement.
- Accept your mistakes and learn from them.
- Stick with things and don’t give up easily.
- Chase your dreams.
- Always learn new things.
- Try to find a solution to every problem.
- Embrace new challenges.
- Improve yourself with lots of practice.
- Focus on your results.
- Believe in yourself.
- Teachers can read books that include someone’s struggles and how and which strategies they adopt to overcome them.
- Teach students how they can pursue anything if they want. Teach them never to say, this is too hard, instead teach them which strategies they can use to solve a problem.
- Make a chart of inspirational quotes and involve students to design their motivational quotes.
- While giving feedback to students, rather than using,’ you are so smart’ the phrases they can use are like,’ you work hard for getting grade A’.
- Start discussing real problems with them and encourage them to share their feedback.
ADVANTAGES OF GROWTH MINDSET:
When students adopt a growth mindset, they may experience school as an exciting place to grow. They learn to accept challenges as an opportunity to develop them. They never think I’m not good at this, I can’t do this. They work hard to learn them. They think positively in critical situations and they work hard to learn some skills. They increase their academic engagement in school. They believe in themselves. Students with a growth mindset bring their hardest efforts to their work. Reducing stress, higher motivation, better work relationships, and reducing anxiety and depression are some of the many benefits of a growth mindset.