Fostering growth mindsets in education

Fixed mindsets believe that much of who we are and what we are capable of – both good and bad – is largely predetermined. Growth mindsets on the other hand, embrace failure, try new things, and believe that they can become good at anything through persistence and a willingness to try new strategies in the face of difficulties… How we can create growth mindsets in our interactions and in our education systems, primarily at the school level?

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3 Ways Meditation Has Helped Me

It wasn’t that long ago that I thought meditation was “for hippies”. All the people I knew who meditated regularly were the kind of people who’d do bikram yoga three times a week and would live amongst rainforests and waterfalls if they could. Not that there’s anything wrong with those people – I just didn’t think it was me... I recently just completed my 100th consecutive day of meditation – a total of 35 hours of time spent mediating.

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The Fault In Our Schools (Part I)

This is the first article in a three-part series. Part II will explore the structure of the educational systems in Australia’s English-speaking counterparts, the US and the UK, and how these better align with the economic and social priorities of their respective nations. Part III will use these insights in an attempt to paint a broad picture of what an ideal Australian secondary and tertiary education system could possibly look like.

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