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Growth Mindset Goal-Setting Workbook – free pdf!

I created this recently for a group of teachers, and wanted to pass it along to you.   It’s a mini goal-setting booklet to help strategize how you will spark growth mindsets into your classroom this school year.   There … Continue reading ...
By stefaniefayefrank@gmail.com | September 12, 2016 | growth mindset, mindset, social emotional learning (SEL)

What ‘mean’ people really need…

In a way, all I really want to do is sit around and cuddle people, and talk to them in a soothing voice and make them feel like they are the most important person in the world to me in … Continue reading ...
By stefaniefayefrank@gmail.com | June 6, 2017 | Uncategorized

Mistakes ‘neurobiologically’ grow your brain.

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake – Nelson Boswell   To actively learn that mistakes aren’t scary we need to know what a mistake actually is – NOT the meaning we’ve learned to … Continue reading ...
By stefaniefayefrank@gmail.com | November 7, 2017 | growth mindset, mindset, Uncategorized

Mistakes grow your brain – for parents & teachers

#1) The more you love mistakes, the more your brain will grow. Brain scans actually show that our brain grows more when we make mistakes – because it means it’s entered new territory, so there’s more stuff ‘firing’. People are … Continue reading ...
By stefaniefayefrank@gmail.com | November 6, 2016 | Uncategorized

Better parenting skills may break the poverty-disease connection: what this article left out is as important as what it put in

I just read a Scientific American article called ‘Better parenting skills may break the poverty-disease connection’.   I think this is an amazing article about how important it is for children to be in the presence of adults who are … Continue reading ...
By stefaniefayefrank@gmail.com | October 4, 2016 | mindset, parenting, social emotional learning (SEL)

Why do I think thoughts that make me feel bad?

The brain does not know which thoughts make you feel “bad” or “good”. To the brain, thoughts are just electro-chemical pulses used to react to your environment. There are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ thoughts. Unfortunately, though, this means that we have thoughts … Continue reading ...
By stefaniefayefrank@gmail.com | November 6, 2016 | growth mindset, mindset, social emotional learning (SEL)

Creating Safety through Vulnerability

I was asked this question recently by someone who is a member of a nudist colony:   Yes,  you read that correctly..   “What is the neurobiological reasons people enjoy social nudism? What is its social impact?” Many of you … Continue reading ...
By stefaniefayefrank@gmail.com | May 30, 2017 | growth mindset, mindset, Uncategorized

Forget the growth mindset (for a moment): where do fixed mindsets come from?

Enthusiasm is building about ‘growth mindset’ and how it helps students persevere and stay open to new challenges. But what about the ‘fixed mindset’?  Why do we have them?  Where do they come from? And what can we do help … Continue reading ...
By stefaniefayefrank@gmail.com | October 31, 2016 | growth mindset

Teacher empathy reduces school suspensions: 7 keys to growing today’s most important skill

A recent study from Stanford University showed that training teachers to have more empathy towards students reduced school suspensions by more than 50%.   And guess what? The training for teachers consisted of a mere two online sessions – a … Continue reading ...
By stefaniefayefrank@gmail.com | August 16, 2016 | growth mindset, social emotional learning (SEL), the connection mindset

‘Agents of Authenticity’ and the Connection Economy

  The world is becoming more transparent. Jonah Sachs, author of the Story Wars, calls them ‘agents of authenticity’ – people who will easily report any kind of activity that looks like an abuse of power.  Each person has the … Continue reading ...
By stefaniefayefrank@gmail.com | June 6, 2016 | the connection mindset

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