We’ve all heard about the nature vs nurture debate, right?
And, you could say with absolute certainty that each one has a hand to play in ones life outcome.
But, what remains a mystery is just how much of your life is dictated by either, or both.
Now, this article isn’t going to solve the debate, but what it will do is give you a very interesting insight into how the nurture side can have a dramatic impact on the success and well being of a child.
What’s more fascinating is that it’s not as “big” or “dramatic” of a thing as what you’d might expect when you hear about the impact it can have.
In fact, it’s just a few words, or one key word rather, that can make all the difference.
Ideas about learning start early. The top line is for the kids with the growth mindset, and the bottom line is for the kids with the fixed mindset.
CAROL DWECK- HOW TO HELP EVERY CHILD FULFIL THEIR POTENTIAL
Carol Dweck: In my work, we find that some students have a fixed mindset about their intellectual abilities and talents. They think intelligence is just a fixed trait.
You have a certain amount, and that’s that. This is the mindset that makes kids afraid to try, because they’re afraid to look dumb.
But other students have a growth mindset. They believe that intelligence can be developed through their effort, dedication, learning, and mentorship from others.
They don’t think everyone’s the same or that anyone can be Einstein, but they understand that even Einstein wasn’t the guy he became before he put in years and years of dedicated labor.
The more research shows us that human abilities are capable of growth, the more it becomes a basic human right for students to experience that growth, to live in environments in which all students can fulfill their potential.