Growth Mindset: GoBrain and Making a Splash

Great, resource-rich blog on the growth mindset research and applications for teachers. This blog will be another piece in my study of non-cognitive skills or character strengths such as grit, self-control and curiosity. You can see my notes on Paul Tough’s “How Children Succeed” here:
https://kennygrassroots.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/paul-tough-stuff/

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A recent interest of mine has been the Growth Mindset.  I have blogged and presented on this topic:

Due to my interests, Carol Reiley contacted me about her initiatives about growth mindsets.  First, from her and her team’s website, GoBrain, is the following:

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Second, she wrote a children’s book, Making a Splash, and decided to crowdfund its publication through Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/181490972/go-brain-a-childrens-story-to-inspire-life-long-le.

What follows is an interview with Carol about writing and disseminating Making a Splash.

How did you first get interested in the growth mindset?

I’m a PhD student in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. My research is studying how medical students learn to become great surgeons. After I read Carol Dweck’s mindset book, a lot…

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