How mentoring is suited to developing passions: More about nurturing a spark than finding a flame

Posted by Melissa De Witte,

The advice to “find your passion” might undermine how interests actually develop, according to new research.

In a series of laboratory studies, researchers examined beliefs that may lead people to succeed or fail at … Read the rest

Carol Dweck Revisits the ‘Growth Mindset’

Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 9.23.23 AMBy Carol Dweck

For many years, I secretly worked on my research. I say “secretly” because, once upon a time, researchers simply published their research in professional journals—and there it stayed.

However, my colleagues and I learned things we thought Read the rest

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education

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One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its popularity).

 Here’s the sentence:

Kids tend to fare Read the rest