The minds of children are like sponges. They soak up information very quickly.
Don’t you think it is therefore necessary that children should be fed with the right information from a young age?
We often talk about encouraging children to ask questions and we try to build a sense of curiosity in them by engaging them in new activities or introducing them to new concepts. However, all this would seem pointless, if children don’t believe in their infinite learning capacity.
We are all familiar with similar characters in our own classes back when we were in school. What needs to be stressed is the fact that children should be appreciated for making mistakes, this helps them learn from their mistakes and they invariably find a way out of wrong concepts. If a child is scolded for making mistakes, then it will come as no surprise if the child makes the same mistakes again and again.
Jo Boaler, a famous author and math professor from Stanford has conducted many studies that have proved that, when making mistakes, the brain grows bigger and when this is coupled with a positive approach, it makes the learning experience more pleasant and fruitful. What’s more, the child is constantly on a learning curve!
How to build a Growth mindset among Kids?
Appreciate your kids when they are attempting something challenging in school.
Encourage your kids to attempt new activities apart from studying. Learning to skate, a new instrument, a new language, can help them build confidence to overcome difficult situations at school.
Avoid praising a child’s talent or result alone. This will make them build a comfort zone around themselves and they wouldn’t want to come out of it and try anything new.
When your child makes a mistake, instead of focusing on the mistake, practice telling them that they’ve learned something and help them find a way out.
Motivating a child is easy and we must do it in the right way.
In a world of constant change, it is crucial to adapt. A factor that contributes to this quality is Growth Mindset-- the intention to advance and navigate the innovations that come about.
Cuemath Teachers believe in each student’s own individual capacity because they have seen many experience success after learning with the Cuemath Program.
A growth mindset is the most powerful tool that one can use in their lives to realize their true potential.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What is a growth mindset and why is it important?
A positive attitude and growth mindset are critical for Math learning. “Growth Mindset towards Math’’ is an approach to teaching Mathematics, which believes that mindset is more important than the inherent ability in determining the progress of pupils in Mathematical understanding.
2. What are the 2 types of mindsets?
There are two main mindsets we can navigate life with: growth and fixed. Having a growth mindset is essential for success.
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