Mastery of a new skill takes in average 20 separate instances of practice

Cultivating a Growth Mindset for Teachers and Staff
January 20, 2017

Changing organizational structure to support a growth mindset:
there is no established one way to train on growth mindset … there will never really be one right way

the acquisition of new skills (acquire a growth mindset) requires practice.
Mastery of a new skill can take in average 20 separate instances of practice. Could be more if the skill is exceptionally complex for them.

Communication Skills for Effective Collaboration- PERTS, Stanford University
– Active listening (…paraphrase to check for understanding)
– Be curious
– Provide effective feedback
– Speak concisely and sensitively


The Mindset Kit
created by The Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS), a research center in the psychology department at Stanford University.


1% a day

How to achieve your greatness in life
Chatri Sityodtong at TEDxSingaporeManagementUniversity
Dec 17, 2013

Chatri Sityodtong is a self-made business leader, global investor, and motivational speaker. His lifelong passion for martial arts has seen him fight professionally in over 30 fights across different disciplines for over 20 years, and even open his own Mixed Martial Arts academy.

13:28 Try to improve yourself 1% a day every single day, so that you are better today than yesterday.
The power of self-improvement


16:23 Imagine a world where … everyone has a desire for continuous self-improvement


How to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals
Stephen Duneier | TEDxTucson
Mar 6, 2017

The Mindset Meter

The Mindset Meter

Teresa Cooper
deep and deliberate practice that is defined as: “Working on technique, seeking critical feedback, and focusing ruthlessly on shoring up weaknesses.”

It must be right

Made with Code: Danielle Feinberg, Pixar Animation Studios
Made with Code
October 6, 2015

You’re sitting in a room and people say things.
I would think “I don’t know if I would have known that! But he said it so … strongly. It must be right, you know?”
It took me a long time to realize that these guys didn’t actually know any more than I did.
They just believed in what they thought.

Ayah (littleBits)

Mind (ghrelin) Over Milkshake

Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach  
April 14, 2014

“Labels are not just labels; they evoke a set of beliefs,” says Alia Crum, a clinical psychologist who does research at the Columbia Business School in New York.

A couple of years ago, Crum found herself considering what seems like a pretty strange question.
She wanted to know whether the information conveyed by a nutritional label could physically change what happens to you — “whether these labels get under the skin literally,” she says, “and actually affect the body’s physiological processing of the nutrients that are consumed.”

Both before and after the people in the study drank their shakes, nurses measured their levels of a hormone called ghrelin.

Ghrelin is a hormone secreted in the gut … the hunger hormone. When ghrelin levels in the stomach rise, that signals the brain that it’s time to seek out food.
“It also slows metabolism,” Crum says, “just in case you might not find that food.”
But after your ghrelin rises, and you have a big meal (say a cheeseburger and a side of fries), then your ghrelin levels drop. That signals the mind, Crum says, that “you’ve had enough here, and I’m going to start revving up the metabolism so we can burn the calories we’ve just ingested.”
On the other hand, if you only have a small salad, your ghrelin levels don’t drop that much, and metabolism doesn’t get triggered in the same way.

For a long time scientists thought ghrelin levels fluctuated in response to nutrients that the ghrelin met in the stomach. So put in a big meal, ghrelin responds one way; put in a small snack and it responds another way.

But that’s not what Crum found in her milkshake study.

Change your mindset, change the game
Dr. Alia Crum

Choice Sets and Relativity

FlossPerDayHow often do you floss per day?

How often do you floss per month?

Answering on the left side of the scale implies you are below the norm, and answering on the right implies you are above the norm.

Your temporary change in mindset may affect imminent decisions.

1.4 Choice Sets and Relativity
A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior
Duke University

How to fail

09.30.2012 (was 10.23.2011)
Carol Dweck on the Psychology of Failure and Success
Carol Dweck is a researcher at Stanford University.
She says everybody fails but not everybody fails the right way.  According to Dweck, it’s how we think about failure that matters.
Dweck is the author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.”