The growth mindset, in opposition of the fixed mindset, contributes to a person's individual intelligence and personality. The growth mindset teaches people to see their failure as a learning experience and to grow from failure. People with a growth mindset persists in face of setbacks and learn from criticism. In the article, Growth Mindsets: Famous Mindsets it states that “ When dropped from high school varsity team, Michael Jordan’s mother told him, he simply had to work harder.” He then became one of the most valued basketball players. There is also another point of view to this theory. The growth mindset can be used in a great way, but can also be used in a bad, unmotivating way. According to Carol Dweck, in Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset “ As the growth mindset has become more popular and taken hold, we are beginning to find that there are pitfalls.” With the multiple perspectives of this theory, many teachers are using the information by either praising too much or not explaining what to do at all. Telling kids to try harder is also a bad thing to do when trying to use this method, as it makes the child think they are not doing enough or doing it right. Instead, you should support the child and make them believe that if they try to succeed they could. The growth mindset was made to help motivate children and to contribute to their success. People with different perspectives, could believe that this theory does not positively contribute to how a person learns.
Our poster demonstrates the different perspectives between a fixed mindset and the growth mindset. In the hare and the tortoise, the hare believes that he will always have the most speed. The tortoise believes that he can beat the hare. In this case, the hare is the fixed mindset and the tortoise is the growth mindset. In this fable, the hare stops because he believed that the tortoise would never be ahead of the hare in a race. The tortoise represents a growth mindset because it might be slower that the rabbit, but it still believes that it can win. The tortoise has perseverance in contribution to his natural ability. The hare represents a fixed mindset because it believes that it is faster than every other animal. In the end the tortoise wins because he kept trying and didn't give up. The hare with a fixed mindset believed he would win and if he tried it would show weakness. The other perspective which is the tortoise’s perspective, the tortoise believes that he can win and try his best to show the hare that it is possible for him to win against the hare.
My goals are coming along i am actually completing most of them. i am reading more books and i actually got some more books to read my participation in class has always been good because i do not mind speaking and putting in my opinion some strengths i have are that speaking is not a problem a weakness i have is i do not know when to stop talking. some challenges i have are completing my assignments on time and done correctly. the things that come easy are presenting for example with the project we had i got 100% on the delivery part. in the month of November i want to work on getting my grades to A's because high school applications are coming soon.