One Cause of Bullying: A Fixed Mindset in Kids

One Cause of Bullying: A Fixed Mindset in Kids

Experiencing rejection is painful for an adult, but imagine how it feels to a child. Children experience rejection daily in schools. Starting in grade school, some kids are victimized, attacked, or ridiculed. Ongoing bullying makes some children’s lives a nightmare and can evolve into years of depression and anger. What are the causes of bullying? Is the cause of bullying a fixed mindset? We’ll cover some causes of bullying, in schools particularly, and why a fixed mindset may be partially to blame.

Positive Labels: Why They’re Actually Hurting Your Kids

Positive Labels: Why They’re Actually Hurting Your Kids

While labeling people negatively according to their perceived potential is often inaccurate and can hinder their development, positive labels and praise can also be detrimental. Are the positive labels you’re giving your kids hurting them? We’ll cover the effects of positive labeling and discuss why your efforts to build children’s self-esteem actually hurt them.

Student Attitude and Academic Performance—Why They’re Linked

Student Attitude and Academic Performance—Why They’re Linked

Is there a correlation between student attitude and academic performance? Can a fixed mindset keep students from reaching their academic potential? We’ll cover how student attitude and academic performance are related and why a fixed mindset is one of the most detrimental attitudes a student can have. We’ll also cover tips for developing a growth mindset in yourself or your students.

High Expectations for Students: Are Yours High Enough?

High Expectations for Students: Are Yours High Enough?

What does it mean to have truly high expectations for students? Why are high expectations so important? Can expectations be too high? We’ll cover examples of teachers who hold exceptionally high expectations in the classroom, and we’ll look at why student success often starts with his teacher’s mindset. We’ll also look at situations in which high expectations can be damaging.

Growth Mindset for Kids: Parenting the Right Way

Growth Mindset for Kids: Parenting the Right Way

Although you may not be conscious of them, you have powerful beliefs that affect what you want and whether you get it. In Mindset, psychologist and researcher Carol S. Dweck argues that one belief in particular can determine the course of much of your life, starting as early as your preschool years. It’s important that parents and teachers prioritize a growth mindset for kids. We’ll cover the characteristics of a growth mindset for kids, why it’s important, and how to cultivate it in this complete guide.

Growth Mindset for Teachers: Educating Your Students

Growth Mindset for Teachers: Educating Your Students

You know that your students need to have a growth mindset. But do you know how to instill a growth mindset in your students? And what about your own? How does your mindset as a teacher affect your students? A growth mindset for teachers is imperative for student achievement and mental health. We’ll cover the theory behind Carol Dweck’s growth mindset for teachers and discuss ways to inculcate a growth mindset in your students and yourself. Learn why teachers’ mindsets matter.