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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)

Why we need to feel safe AND vulnerable at the same time

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 … 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

people are either obstacles or agents

we either see people as ‘obstacles’, as outside forces that can thwart us. or we see them as agents – as catalysts that can spark our growth. when i say agent, i am talking about the use of the word as … Continue reading ...
By stefaniefayefrank@gmail.com | April 11, 2017 | Uncategorized

Mistakes grow your brain

#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

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

Why do I think thoughts that make me feel bad?

The brain doesn’t 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 that … Continue reading ...
By stefaniefayefrank@gmail.com | November 6, 2016 | growth mindset, mindset, social emotional learning (SEL)

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)

‘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

Growth Mindset & SEL 101

Mindset 101Everything you need to know about mindsets(and how to teach them) 1 1. What is a mindset? A mindset is a person's attitude towards something.  It influences how a person will respond to events and people.  It gets formed … Continue reading ...
By stefaniefayefrank@gmail.com | April 27, 2016 |