Webmaster Note: Be sure to attend the BRAIN SIG’s forum at the JALT 2023 National Conference in Tsukuba on Saturday, November 25th from 18:10 to 19:10 in Room 406. The forum is titled “Brain Bytes: Inspiration from Neuroscience for Teaching” and Marc will be one of the presenters. He’ll be sharing lots of great information about Growth and False Growth Mindsets, and this piece is just a preview for the larger forum!
Basically, you need to know the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, ideas based on research by Carol Dweck at Stanford. There are many short articles and videos on the internet that explain them. Here is one: a short (7:00) video that explains the difference.
Play this video for your students, perhaps a couple times. Have them, in pairs, talk about what it means.