I believe “yet” is a word to express a progression on the given concept and it allows them time to learn and grasp the idea without feeling like a failure. “Yet” also signifies that we may not have the task down “yet,” but it will and can be done eventually with a growth mindset.
Growth Mindset will change your philosophy because there won’t be that rollercoaster ride from” I’m awesome at this” to “I’m horrible at this.” It’s looking at strategies in smaller manageable chunks that are capable for you. It makes you want to take on challenges and not fear failure but know you will eventually succeed not matter what. Feedback will be welcoming because they know they will not ever fail and their efforts won’t go unnoticed. They will be praised for all their efforts and not just when they have completed the given task.
I believe it could change the preoccupation with grades because it puts more emphasis on the learning process instead of the grade achieved. For example “ Is this good enough for an A” to using the growth mindset of “ It this my best work.” With the growth mind of “mistakes help me learn” it helps us to not focus on the grade earned but that mistakes are a natural component of the learning process.
The difference between fixed verses growth mindset is that when you are in a growth mindset you will accomplish so much more than you ever thought possible because you are not worried about mistakes, time, or grades. You are focused on the learning process and how you will achieve the task at hand through efforts and mistakes. You will want to keep trying and not give up liked you would if you had a fixed mindset.
My students and I really enjoy watching these videos. I believe you can still watch even if you don’t have class dojo
Mindset The New Psychology of success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.
My name is Andrea Miller. I am a Kindergarten teacher in the greater Grand Rapids area. I love getting feedback and learning new ways to teach material to my students. I love getting them excited about learning and gaining a love for school.