Mindset & Grit

Mindset & Grit

Growth Mindset and grit refer to ways of thinking that increase learning potential and success toward goals.

The AAS-Sofia community has read and studied Carol Dweck's book Mindset. Dweck outlines what she calls growth and fixed mindsets. Individuals with a growth mindset believe that with effort, they can become smarter. Those with a fixed mindset are more likely to believe that individuals are as smart as they will become, regardless how hard they work. In a broader sense, mindset is about believing in human capacity for growth and change.

Grit is a term coined by Angela Duckworth to refer to the quality of focus and persistence toward goals in spite of setbacks. Her research has found it to be as important as intelligence as a predictor of success.


What is Mindset?

Mindset is a book written by Carol Dweck about ways of thinking about intelligence and human capacity for growth and change.

Will AAS-Sofia continue the study of Mindset?

Yes. New teachers will receive copies of the book each year and the high school will use it with students.

Resources for Mindset & Grit

Mindset & Grit Resources

Here you can find a Mindset study guide and curated pages for both Mindset and grit.

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