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M2D2_Fixed_vs_Growth_mindset

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I'm sure I personally have a mixture of fixed and growth mindsets when it comes to  different domains. I have an example of how I changed once from a fixed to growth  mindset and the results that I have seen associated with that change. As the majority of American elementary school students do, I studied Spanish starting in middle school. I approached the class as I did with any other class.  I was a serious  student who studied for tests, so I received good grades in Spanish -- but I also noticed  that I couldn't actually  speak  Spanish!  Despite taking several years of classes, when it  came to having a conversation I saw myself fail over and over. This pattern continued in high school. I completed my required two years of Spanish  and I had the opportunity to study French or take a third year of Spanish but I declined  and chose other courses, because I felt, by that point, that I was just "not talented"  when it comes to second languages! Clearly, I had become fixed in my mindset. I still 
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  • Fall '15
  • Morocco, Semitic languages, Varieties of Arabic

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