Students with a fixed mindset see themselves as static and unchanging. These students fear failure, look down on effort, and never reach their full potential.
are born smart and dumb people are born dumb.
is a waste and only proves a lack of natural talent.
“I wasn’t as smart as I thought I was.”
Students with a growth mindset see themselves as capable of change. These students learn from failure, value effort, and maximize their potential.
weren’t born that way but became smart by working.
is the only way get better at anything.
“I’ll learn from this and do better next time.”