What is a Growth Mindset?
Start the year with one of the best ways to expand learning and productivity in all areas of your child’s life. According to Dr. Carol Dweck, the social scientist who coined the term “growth mindset,” there is a big difference in success rates between students with an attitude of growth and students with a fixed attitude. A growth mindset means that anything can be learned through effort and that no one is born deficient in any learning area.
A fixed growth attitude limits and stunts academic growth. If a fixed mindset student believes there’s no point to getting better at reading comprehension or to improving math skills, then it keeps students intellectually stuck. It can produce low self-esteem too. As adults, productivity is severely diminished and intelligence is limited.
A growth mindset tells us the opposite. Anything can be learned!
As your children grow up and reading becomes a bigger part of their lives, helping them become active readers is very important. This is because good readers are active readers, and getting engaged in reading helps with comprehension. An article published on understood.org provides 6 tips for parents to use in order to help their children improve reading comprehension by actively reading. We’ll outline them here for you and we encourage you to try them out with your child. Here are the 6 tips: