Brain Research for Retention

Mindset Website
"Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports."

  • Carol Dweck Interview on YouTube - "Growth" vs. "Fixed" Mindset

  • Brainology
    "The Brainology® program is a fun, interactive, award-winning, online program that helps middle school students learn about how the brain works, how to strengthen their own brains and how to better approach their own learning. In the process, the Brainology® program helps them cultivate a growth mindset whereby they think of their intelligence as something they can develop through study and learning rather than as something fixed.  The core belief in the malleability of the mind triggers motivation and learning-oriented behavior in various aspects of life."

"Childhood Poverty, Chronic Stress, and Adult Working Memory"
Research by Gary W. Evans and Michelle A. Schamberg.

"Harmful Beliefs: How a Theory of Intelligence Can Hamper Your Child's Ability to Learn"
By Gwen Dewar, Ph. D.

My Stroke of Insight
A neuroscientist who experienced a debilitating stroke in her late 30’s and after 8 years completely recovered.  As she describes her experience of having a stroke, the reader learns about how the brain functions and her exhilarating experience of Oneness when her left hemisphere is not in control.  From this she learns to choose how to think and feel about external events and internal brain chatter.

Lumosity’s Brain Training Games
“Scientifically designed, shown to improve memory and attention, detailed feedback and improvement trackng, fun and easy: full workout in 10 minutes/day, less than 30 seconds to get started.”

Edutopia April/May 2009
Focus of this issue is on Multiple Intelligence, a concept which can also support a Growth Mindset.