In the world of education, there are hundreds of terms and concepts related to mindset. It makes sense, because your mindset determines the level of success you will have in school more than anything else! We want to start the year by breaking down the major concepts and showing where we fit in to the conversation.
Mindfulness is the ability to focus on the present moment. When you hear about mindfulness in the classroom, it refers to your ability to shut out distractions and stay engaged and "in the moment." Mindfulness techniques are varied and designed to help you stay focused, like deep breathing and meditation. Academic Mindset incorporates some mindfulness techniques and will help you stay focused in the present moment. However, we are NOT mindfulness.
Growth Mindset is a popular term in education, referring to your ability to spin any situation into a positive. Someone who practices growth mindset believes that success can be used to create more success and failure can be used as a learning experience for future success. They call it growth mindset because it shows a willingness to grow and learn from every situation and experience without a fear of failing or making mistakes. Academic Mindset training will certainly help you develop a growth mindset. However, we are NOT growth mindset.
Academic Mindset training is a systematic, intentional program designed to get your best performance out of everything you do in school and life. Like it is with high-level athletes, we work to get your maximum effort & results out of each class day, every study session, and all tests that you engage in. Our program evaluates, practices, and strengthens all aspects of your mindset in order to reach that potential that you don't even know that you have yet. In our curriculum and coaching, we use research-based practices that have helped countless students to increase motivation, confidence, and reduce testing anxiety, boredom, and apathy. The results of our programs show across the board, from higher GPA's and test scores, to better attendance and participation in class, to the joy and satisfaction you get from sitting in class.
Often, we are confused with other educational concepts out there because we draw our practices from many experiences and areas of research. If focusing in class and boredom is your biggest weakness, we will employ mindfulness techniques. If you quit often when failing at something and have trouble pushing through, growth mindset techniques will be practiced often until you are used to the positive spin. At Academic Mindset, we love these concepts and any others that increase your performance. However, we stand alone as the leaders in bringing out the best achievement of the students who we work with. Our systematic program is one-of-a-kind and has shown incredible results time and time again. We are excited to partner with you in making 2019 your best year yet in school and life!