“I can’t learn this, it’s too tough.” vs “I haven’t learnt this yet.”
There’s a lot of difference between the two sentences above. While the first one is an example of giving up, the second sentence signifies perseverance and hope. This video will explain exactly what happens when we apply the Growth Mindset.
Carol Dweck is a renowned professor who taught at Harvard University, Columbia University and University Of Illinois before moving to Stanford University. She is known for her research on the mindset trait and in an interview in 2012, she said,
“In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it. In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb.”
This is what we at Cuemath believe in as well. Nobody is a “math person” but with hard work, anybody can master the subject and become great at it.