Cats and other memes to promote Carol Dweck's "growth mindset."
What accounts for the popularity of cats, anyway? I'd ask Minky (one of our two Tonkinese), but he would just give me his "You'll never understand anything, just get my dinner" look.
I've wondered about that too! For growth mindset, they are PERFECT because cats exemplify both curiosity and fear, so I can find great illustrations for so many growth mindset concepts. I also do Latin LOLCats... that's how I got started in fact. It was a great relief to find out that even my students who are not really into cats can still get a kick out of the mindset cats.As for the "why cats?" question... it is one of the ETERNAL MYSTERIES. :-)
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