Everyone encounters challenges and setbacks. The way that we handle them says a lot about how we view intelligence. Many students worry that facing a challenge means that they aren’t smart, but educators Emily Mofield and Megan Parker Peters say that couldn’t be further from the truth. Mofield and Peters say that intelligence is malleable and can become stronger. Intelligence grows when students work hard at something and put in the effort. In this 1-hour course, “Mindsets Matter Parent Chat: Understanding Mindset Mechanisms,” parents will learn how to teach children to view challenges as opportunities for growth rather than something to be avoided.
In this informative course educators will learn:
- The difference between fixed and growth mindsets
- Neuroplasticity theories
- How to help students embrace challenges