Just do it! Confidence will follow.
The cat is inspired by this Carrie Fisher quote: Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What's important is the action. You don't have to wait to be confident. Just do it, and eventually the confidence will follow.
I have started to work out and let's just say I am not the athletic type. I could not run more than a mile to save my life. I always figured since I never have before, I couldn't now. How wrong I was! I have only been working out for a few weeks and already I can run a few miles without stopping! This is just a testament to how changing your view can seriously change your outcomes!
Feedback should encourage students to be active in taking the feedback and making their work better, not just consuming teacher comments or correct answers.I've transcribed the infographic below.
College has been a hurdle in my learning. Time to stop making it a bigger obstacle than it is & use it to empower me pic.twitter.com/sFLpLAdmth— Josh Birdwell (@_birdwell) August 18, 2015
You can even see the difference in people’s brain waves. People with both mindsets came into our brain-wave lab at Columbia. As they answered hard questions and got feedback, we were curious about when their brain waves would show them to be interested and attentive.
People with a fixed mindset were only interested when the feedback reflected on their ability. Their brain waves showed them paying close attention when they were told whether their answers were right or wrong. But when they were presented with information that could help them learn, there was no sign of interest. Even when they’d gotten an answer wrong, they were not interested in learning what the right answer was.
Only people with a growth mindset paid close attention to information that could stretch their knowledge. Only for them was learning a priority.I'll compare Dweck's experiment to something that happened to me in my first semester of college teaching, something which was a revelation to me and which began my transformation as a writing teacher: