Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Empathy reduces stress.

This cat was inspired by a useful article about stress: How Harnessing the Positive Side of Stress Can Change Student Mindsets by Katrina Schwartz. Reducing stress and connecting with others are both great ways to grow your awareness and learn about the world.

Specifically, today's meme is from the first recommendation in the article:

#1 Caring for others builds resiliency against stress. To help people reset their mindsets about stress, encourage them to care for others. The biological reaction to stress naturally includes a desire to connect with others. Nurturing that inclination can dramatically reduce the harmful negative effects of stress.

The other recommendations in the article are good too: #2 Purpose in life reduces stress ... #3 Focus on how stress can help students grow. Read the article for details! Here are some more cats inspired by Katrina Schwartz's article.

Empathy reduces stress.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Effort is what makes you smart.

This cat believes in online learning (I do too!). The quote is from Carol Dweck's Mindset. Here are more quotes in the Carol Dweck Collection.

 Effort is what makes you smart.

Monday, December 5, 2016

English: Study to learn

Inspired by this quote from Carol Dweck's Mindset: They were studying to learn, not just to ace the test.

Study to learn, not just to ace the test.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

English. You must persist despite setbacks.

This cat was inspired by a presentation called From Mindset: The Psychology of Learning and Achievement by Emily Magruder.

You must persist despite setbacks.

(image is from cheezburger)

Here is the specific slide that inspired this item:

English: Success is not coming to you; you must come to it.

I've seen this quote attributed to Marva Collins, like here at Twitter this morning (which prompted me to make this meme), but I don't know if that is a correct attribution or not.  You can find out more about Collins and her great accomplishments as an educator at Wikipedia. She passed away in June of this year.

Success is not coming to you; 
you must come to it.

The image is made with cheezburger.

Friday, December 2, 2016

A goal to aim at.

you won't always reach it,
but it's something to aim at.

Today's cat was inspired by this Bruce Lee quote; you can find more great Bruce Lee quotes at Wikiquote.

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
— Bruce Lee, martial artist and actor, born November 27, 1940.

(Cat image from cheezburger.)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

English: With practice and training we can increase our attention and become more intelligent.

I was so surprised by this quote from Alfred Binet given that he is famous for inventing the IQ test. But he understood the growth mindset!

Alfred Binet, quoted by Carol Dweck in Mindset: "With practice, training, and, above all, method, we manage to increase our attention, our memory, our judgment, and literally to become more intelligent than we were before."

With practice and training, 
we can increase our attention and become more intelligent.