By Sue Botos
Why do so many women and girls lose confidence when faced with imperfection and challenge? This is one of many questions which will be explored by Carissa Romero during her presentation “Building Confidence Through a Growth Mindset – An Evening with Dr. Carissa Romero” at the Magnificat Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.
A reception will take place before the event from 6 to 6:45 p.m.
A partner at Paradigm Staffing in the San Francisco Bay area, and co-founder of PERTS (Project for Educational Research That Soars), Stanford University’s applied research center on learning mindsets, Romero will share her latest research on “growth mindset,” the belief that abilities and talents can be formed to respond more adaptively to challenges, and the fact that those who do this are more successful than individuals with a “fixed mindset.”
Romero’s discussion will guide parents and educators on how they can nurture and empower students to reach their full potential while in high school, as well as when they reach college and beyond.
“A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed. It is contrasted with a fixed mindset, the belief that intelligence is a fixed trait. A growth mindset is important because it leads students to respond more adaptively to challenge. Particularly in the face of challenges, students with a growth mindset do better in school,” Romero explained in a statement.
“Parents should attend this talk to learn what a growth mindset is, how it affects students’ confidence and the way they think about school and how it positively influences students’ performance. Parents will leave with strategies to cultivate a growth mindset. They will learn the type of praise, critical feedback and language about failure that promotes a growth mindset,” she added.
Romero has also participated in TED Talks, short, powerful presentations (18 minutes or less) devoted to spreading ideas via the internet. Some of Romero’s talks include “Growing Your Mind to be Unstoppable” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGFsjSCsxx4) and “Always # Like a Girl” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs).
The event is free, but there is limited seating. For reservations and more information, contact Susie Turek at email@example.com or call 440-331-1572 ext. 253.