Growth Mindset

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As a student, I don’t think much about how a brain handles all the information I gather while being in control of every bit of my body. Learning is said by many to be important for young ones as it will help their brains grow and so they won’t fall behind. This is usually said by parents, and their children usually fall behind due to their mindset, not failed attempts in learning. A mindset is what every student has and it shows how they are gaining knowledge or intelligence in classes. Two mindsets are in place in school: a fixed mindset where students are afraid of challenges and going further with learning because they don’t have the ability to become intelligent, and a growth mindset where students believe learning is the key way to gain intelligence and will take on challenges. After some consideration, I have come to the conclusion …show more content…
That’s basically what a growth mindset student is according to Carol S. Dweck, who wrote the article “Brainology” discussing the mindsets of students and how students are affected by motivation. Dweck states that students like me, “believe that intelligence is a potential that can be realized through learning. As a result, confronting challenges, profiting from mistakes, and preserving in the face of setbacks become ways of getting smarter” (Dweck 1-2). What Dweck stated is that students with a growth mindset do see learning as the correct path to getting smarter and that they are willing to take on challenges despite the possibility of failing, because they feel motivated to come back from those failures and do better. I have made mistakes before in getting ahead of other students in a class thinking I would be okay, but I messed up, and soon found what I did wrong. Failing isn’t going to stop students like me, because we are motivated to continue on and try

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