Saturday, September 22, 2018

Yes, I can!

This cat is in honor of Laura Ritchie's great essay: Yes I Can: Self-efficacy. And you can see more self-efficacy cats here: #YesICan Cats.

Just one great quote among many: "Self-belief is at the core, but is not enough. It is backed up with skills and the practical accomplishments that demonstrate the reality that actually, yes, you can do something."

Yes, I can!


The image is from cheezburger.





Even geniuses have to work hard.

The quote comes from Carol Dweck's Mindsets: Even geniuses have to work hard for their achievements.

The image is from cheezburger.


Even geniuses have to work hard.


Use your brain: collaborate!

This is the 23nd in a series of cats to illustrate Howard Gardner's theory of "multiple intelligences," which is a very important concept for growth mindset: you can grow ALL those intelligences... just use your brain! You can find out more at Wikipedia or by consulting the infographic and video at the bottom of this post. This cat is developing an intelligence in the interpersonal realm:


Use your brain: collaborate!


Image is at cheezburger.

Both the infographic and video are by Marek Bennett:


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Grow!

I chose today's growth mindset cat in honor of a new institute at OU: The Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing.

The image is from cheezburger.


GROW!


I engage and I learn.

This quote is inspired by a passage from Chapter 4 of Laura Ritchie's book, Fostering Self-Efficacy in Higher Education Students (2015).

Ritchie writes: "Students must engage with the material before they can learn from it."

 I engage and I learn.


(The image is from cheezburger.)