These are the five most critical pieces every educator and leader should know in order to help staff + students leverage the power of growth mindset to improve performance and perseverance.
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Thank you to Tabitha Bailey, who wrote a written summary of the video, in case anyone is looking to share a quick review with students:
1. Neurons “talk” to each other during a thought.
2. Once these neurons have “talked,” there’s a higher chance of repeating the same thought since the connection already exists.
3. Eventually, repeating a thought will create a myeline-coated pathway for even faster communication (makes thinking about this topic or skill easier/more automatic). This relates to all types of thinking and learning.
4. Self-talk/beliefs form in the same way as other thought pathways. They can become ingrained, habitual thoughts.
5. We can minimize thoughts and break away from habits, though. Pathways can be broken down if competing areas are being used more often. Students can do this on purpose, by focusing on the replacement thoughts as often as possible ex: choose growth, positive thoughts and goals.
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