Developing a Growth Mindset: Fueling Students for Academic and Career Success

We all can set goals and state our affirmations, but until the rubber hits the road and we actually think and act differently in a sustained way, real change hasn’t taken place.  For our students, this process is often even harder. However, if they are able to change their thoughts and actions in critical moments, they can begin to systematically weaken the impulses.  By helping students understand the concept of mindset and replacing negative impulses with the language of hope, high expectations and happiness, we can help them begin a mindset change that improves the course of their lives forever. As Einstein said, we cannot solve the issues we face at the same level of thinking that created them. Join us as we explore the concept of a growth mindset and what neuroscience says about how we learn.  

Last Updated: 3/15/2019