“It’s not what you are born with that matters; it’s your mindset that matters”! During the month I spent at home recovering from surgery, I’ve had a chance to devote to my favourite pastime, that is to say, reading. Therefore, I’d like to start the last month of our academic year together, dealing with a thought-provoking book that has somehow inspired me and that I believe may help you improve your school life, your sports career but also, for the senior students, your future university career.
1) WHAT IS THE MEANING OF MINDSET? Write down your definition & check the dictionary if you don’t know the answer. What’s the equivalent Italian word?
Now, according to the author Dr. Carol S.Dweck, there are two different types of mindset, the FIXED and the GROWTH.
2) Watch video 1 and do the ex in the worksheet deciding which statement belongs to Fixed and which to Growh mindset.
Now here are two visual summaries of the main feature of the two opposed mindsets in terms of SKILLS = ABILITA‘, CHALLENGES =SFIDE, EFFORT = SFORZO, FEEDBACK & SETBACKS = OSTACOLI, IMPEDIMENTI.
3) Read it carefully and write down the ones that you feel are more “you” and you identify with.
Can you think of a leader or famous person you consider an example of a growth mindset? Who do you think will be mentioned in the next video?
In the third video you will find a summary of the book Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential by Carol Dweck.
4) DO YOU IDENTIFY IN ANY OF THE GIVEN EXAMPLES?
I’d like to end this post with two thought-provoking infographics to reflect upon. Keep in mind that by success, we mean the accomplishment of an aim or purpose, so you can apply it to your daily life or to a higher level of experience. Think of a person you identify as successful and define their positive indicators.
Glossary: Exude: show, manifest, display openly; fly by the seat of your pants: to do something difficult without the necessary skill or experience. Hold a grudge: maintain a feeling of resentment toward someone. Transactional: relating to the conducting of business, especially buying or selling.
Last but not least, should you fail in a test or any other field of your daily life, do you think it’d be worth assuming, taking on the new growing mindset? Why yes or why not? Leave a comment.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed this lesson and I’m looking forward to reading your comments. If you don’t feel like writing one, don’t do it for the sake of doing it, repeating what others have written or copying and pasting stuff. I do not have time to waste.
But remember: I truly value your EFFORT 🙂 & enjoy reading meaningful & heartfelt comments.