Carol Dweck’s TED talk discusses the ideas of children with fixed mindsets and growth mindsets. She discusses how children who are given difficult problems either felt excited to learn or felt devastated by the challenge. These extremes showed a good example of the difference in the mindsets. I learned that being praised during the process and not just on the final result helps improve a child’s focus and helps create resilient kids. I also noted that when students are pushed out of their comfort zones stronger connects are made in brain which in time makes them smarter.Throughout watching and annotating the transcript I learned that I seem to have a somewhat fixed mindset, but I also learned that there are ways to change to a growth mindset that include not running away from problems but to take them as another challenge to conquer that will ultimately benefit me in the end.
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