How does your mindset impact your ability to learn?
Do you embrace problems as opportunities or avoid them for fear of failing?
After decades of research on achievement and success, Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck developed the concept of mindsets, which are the beliefs that we hold about ourselves and our basic qualities. This five-minute animated video presents the two mindsets―growth and fixed―and how they impact our lives and relationships.
A growth mindset expresses a love for learning: viewing problems as interesting challenges and opportunities to develop new abilities with practice. A fixed mindset has an aversion to problems and conflicts: viewing basic qualities that bring success, like intelligence and talent, as being fixed traits.
Although neuroscience confirms that the brain grows like any other “muscle” in the body, with training and practice, it is easy to see how our mindset can either boost our achievement or block it. As we learn in this video, “A simple switch in how a person views a situation can mean the world of difference. Not just the outcome of that situation―the outcome of that person’s place in life.”
Imagine what it would be like if you had been taught, as early as in preschool, how to ignite the innovative problem-solving part of your mind to fuel your growth mindset. The ICWIB Program offers simple and fun activities that help children and adults alike do just this, so you can autonomously “flip the switch” and view challenges as springboards for personal growth and success!
With this in mind, we invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE.