The choice for the Book Club this Fall is Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Dr. Dweck advances the idea that the best teaching involves engaging students in a growth mindset. A growth mindset encourages students to focus on effort and the belief that success will come with future improvement. In contrast, when students have a fixed mindset, they look at their academic ability as already determined and assume that no amount of effort can change it. Dr. Dweck’s work has been featured in New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Good Morning America. If you are interested in her theory, watch the first two minutes of her popular TED Talk.
Please join us for this fun and provocative read!
About the Book
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea—the power of our mindset.
Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success—but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals—personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.
The CETL Book Club provides an opportunity for professional development through cross-disciplinary dialogue about provocative issues related to teaching and learning.