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Stefanie Faye Frank | @stefanieffrank

Stefanie Faye Frank | @stefanieffrank

Stefanie Faye Frank | @stefanieffrank offers neuroscience-based social-emotional, growth mindset and empathy training and consulting services to schools, organizations and university education departments throughout the US and Canada.  Her graduate degree from NYU focused on neuroscience, empathy and social emotional development.  She blends this with over a decade of teaching and consulting with parents, teachers and leaders in countries all over the world.  You can connect with her at expandingmindsets.com


Also check out the How to Teach Growth Mindsets to Students in Five Steps youtube video!

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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 way too scared of 'failure' and mistakes - which keeps them from pushing themselves into new challenges.  Science is showing that this fear is actually illogical, because mistakes are amazing for the brain! 

Here's how it works:

  1. So the more you and your kids love mistakes, the less you'll be afraid of them.

  2. The less afraid of mistakes you are, the more you will try new things.

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Enthusiasm is building about 'growth mindset' and how it helps students persevere and stay open to new challenges.  In line with this, understanding the 'fixed mindset' can also help us find new ways to help students push through their fears of failure and inadequacy.  

What's a fixed mindset?

A person with a fixed mindset believes that ability and intelligence are things we're born with or not, and there's not much we can do to change the 'fixed amount' we are born with. 

Why should you care?

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