Tagged with Carol Dweck

How smart are you? Mindsets and Creativity 1

How smart are you? Mindsets and Creativity 1

How smart are you? Really. How smart do you think you are? How do you know? What about your students? How smart are they? How smart to they think they are? Does it matter? Psychologists use a lot of intertwining ideas to describe how we think about ourselves, our abilities, and our capacity for change: … Continue reading

I Think I Can, I Think I Can….Be Creative

I Think I Can, I Think I Can….Be Creative

One of the most powerful ideas in psychology today is the idea of mindset. Carol Dweck, in particular, has studied the ways in which our beliefs about our capacity affect what we do. If we have a fixed mindset—about any number of human attributes–we believe our capabilities are etched in stone. If we are smart, … Continue reading