PARENT INFORMATION EXCHANGE
What if the Secret to Success is Failure? by Paul Tough from the NY Times in 2011
On October 10th, 2014 over 50 parents were in attendance to discuss current research relevant to education such as how Grit, a Growth Mindset and strong Performance Character is more predictive of success and happiness in life than IQ. We also discussed how this research relates to Montessori and how to carry over consistent words and actions into your home life. Please see below for links to the three videos that were shown and click here for a Summary of our Guided Discussion.
Angela Duckworth: The Key to Success? Grit. – Ted Talk
According to Angela Duckworth grit is
- Passion and perseverance for long term goals
- Having stamina
- Sticking with your future, day in day out, for years
- Working to make future goals a reality
- Living life like a marathon, not a sprint
Carol Dweck: The Effect of Praise on Mindset
Growth mindset, pioneered by Carol Dweck, is a belief that intelligence and ability are malleable and can be developed over time with effort.
Fixed mindset is a belief that intelligence and ability are fixed traits; things you are born with or without.
A Montessori education is steeped in Growth Mindset and stokes our children’s natural curiosity.
Montessori Madness by Trevor Eissler