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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Standing still is not growth. Take a step forward.


Standing still is not growth. Take a step forward.


This was inspired by a Twitter post, and thanks to the layout of the cheezburger picture, I was able to include both sentences!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Courage means you don't let fear stop you.



At Twitter this morning, I saw a simple quote graphic with these words, and I used a cheezburger cat to make the cat graphic.

Courage doesn't mean
you don't get afraid.
Courage means
you don't let fear stop you.



Later, I saw a graphic shared by Dictionary.com that attributes the quote to Bethany Hamilton:




Sunday, August 28, 2016

Whatever you are scared to do . . . just do it!

Wise words from Neil Gaiman: Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it.

Read the whole article for a big growth mindset boost, I promise: Make Good Art: Neil Gaiman’s Advice on the Creative Life from Maria Popova's BrainPickings.

Whatever you are scared to do . . . just do it! 


(image from cheezburger)

Our true potential is unknown ... and unknowable.

The quote is from Carol Dweck's Mindset: A person's true potential is unknown (and unknowable).

Our true potential is unknown ... and unknowable.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Now is the time to start learning a new skill.

The thought was inspired by a blog post from Josh Birdwell: Learning.

NOW is the time to start learning a new skill.


(The image is from Cheezburger.)





Monday, August 22, 2016

With practice, you can develop new abilities.

This mindset cat is inspired by a quote from Carol Dweck's Mindset: "Change is possible throughout life and people can develop their abilities at most tasks with coaching and practice."

With practice, you can develop new abilities.


(The image is from cheezburger.)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

You can do it.

I read this article at Paul Sohn's blog: The Simple Phrase that Increases Effort 40%. Read the article to find out more. The key feedback that made a big difference for learners was: I’m giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know that you can reach them.

I was also intrigued by the mention of the term Pygmalion Effect; it even has a Wikipedia article: Pygmalion Effect. That is useful knowledge for my Myth-Folklore class!

Here's the cat I made:



Saturday, August 20, 2016

Be curious!

Curiosity is one of the most essential ingredients in a growth mindset, cats, of course, are very curious!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

OK, I made a mistake.

Today's growth mindset cat is learning from mistakes:


OK, I made a mistake.
I'll do better next time.


The image is from cheezburger.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Find joy in learning.

I was inspired to make this cat by an infographic from Ideaphora (see below).


Find joy in learning.



The cat image comes from Cheezburger.

Here's the infographic:



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I can accept failure; I can't accept NOT trying.

For today's cat, I started with a Michael Jordan quote and graphic (see below):

I can accept failure;
I can't accept NOT trying.


The image is from cheezburger. Here is the Michael Jordan quote I started with: I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.