In this webinar, renowned psychologist Carol Dweck will discuss how teachers can use new discoveries in cognitive development to improve student motivation and engagement. Through her intensive research, Dweck has found that students who believe intelligence is a fixed quality are more likely to avoid challenging tasks, while students who believe intelligence can be developed with effort tend to be more successful. She’ll discuss some of the most common mistakes teachers make in trying to motivate students and detail strategies for promoting a “growth mindset” rather than “fixed mindset” in the classroom.
Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., author of Mindset: The New Science of Success, is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research focuses on why students succeed and how to foster their success. She has held professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities and has lectured and worked with schools and other organizations all over the world. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recently won the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association—the highest honor in psychology.
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