Sunday, 24 November 2013

Great video explaining Carol Dweck's Growth and Fixed mindset concept

Hi all,

I found this great video which explains Carol Dweck's concept of a 'Growth Mindset' and thought I would share it with you.

I think that this aspect of developing young sports participants is the bit that I see being missed so often. Everywhere you go in kids sports there are people who are bombarding them with external influences that foster a fixed mindset. The way we praise, the fact that it is always about winning and losing, the things shouted by parents from the sideline all drive children into having fixed mindsets.

Anyway I will let you take a look for yourself.

1 comment:

  1. This video is a great reminder to coaches to stress effort and doing things the right way. A great example of this to me in basketball is a coach stressing a certain type of shot and whether it goes in or not, it is still a good shot because that is the shot that the team was trying to get.