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Category: Developing Growth Mindset

  • Failing to Succeed: 6 Habits of Successful ‘Failers’ That Teachers Should Know

    This post is by Mandi Dimitriadis, Makers Empire's Director of Learning (pictured above, left).    I spend a lot of time talking with teachers about the important role failure can play in learning. Backed by Carol Dweck’s mindset research and armed with all sorts of anecdotes about the power of design thinking, I can often...

  • How A 30-Year Veteran Teacher Went From 3D Printing Novice To 3D Printing Guru

    Robin McGinnis is currently teaching 4th Grade Math and Science for the Mt. Healthy City School System. Last year, she was selected to be a part of the GE Additive Education Program 2017-18.  Even though she had no previous experience with 3D printing, she took this opportunity and ran with it. Read her inspiring story...

  • 4 ‘failures’ & why prototyping matters

    We recently looked at the role failure can play in helping young students to persist in challenging situations and develop growth mindsets. Well, it just so happens that prototyping can help students become really good at failing. In fact, four world-famous products began their lives as 'failures'. Great Failure 1: WD40 When was the last time you...

  • The importance of failing: how 3D printing teaches students persistence

    At Makers Empire, we love to help young people be great … at failing! This might sound like a strange goal but there’s a lot to be said for knowing how to fail well. The technology-powered world that our young people are growing up in means they expect to be able to access whatever they...

  • Levelling up a Growth Mindset with Makers Empire

    Carol Dweck's mindset research is continuing to attract worldwide attention and letting us in on some of the most powerful secrets for unlocking our students' potential as successful learners. We want our students to feel optimistic about themselves as learners and to believe in their own power to improve by applying effort, embracing challenges and...

  • 10 Growth Mindset Questions To Ask Students

    Carol Dweck's research into mindset, and in particular, Growth Mindset, is widely recognised around the world. Educators and leaders wanting to improve learning outcomes for all students are sitting up and taking notice of Dweck's extensive body of work and looking at ways to develop a growth mindset in students. Dweck has identified two mindsets that...