This essay focuses on Creating the Talent Development Mindset. The process for creating a talent development mindset has three phases
Learners are more motivated to expend efforts when they experience that “optimal match.”7 Effort expended in areas that aren’t natural strengths will be less productive and a potential waste of energy, leading to a loss of motivation and engagement. Create a talent development mindset in your school or classroom and you will as a natural by-product create a growth mindset. Three Phases for the Mindset The process for a talent development mindset has three phases: (1) Uncover misconceptions and “reseed” attitudes
aptitudes as a way to focus the conversation; (3) use the language of talent development in daily instruction and communication with families. Talent development is the ethos of the classroom. They are as students are motivated and engaged in deep learning of content and skills.
Create a talent development mindset in your school or classroom and you will as a natural by-product create a growth mindset. 34 Teach to Develop Talent Phase One: “What Is Talent?”—a True–False Quiz Creating a talent development mindset begins with uncovering currently held attitudes about talent. “What Is Talent?” is a true–false quiz that helps to replace. The common misunderstandings such as “Talent is something you’re born with. This is —you have it or you don’t” with new understandings.
be developed” and “Effort counts as much as talent.” While quiz takers mark the statements as true or false. It is in reality the dichotomies aren’t always that distinct. Debriefing the quiz initiates a lively class discussion. This is in which you will actually begin to see the talent aptitudes emerge: Curiosity, logical reasoning, metacognition, leadership, empathy, and communication all become evident now that you are looking for them. Use the “What Is Talent?” quiz as professional learning for faculty and parent/ community groups. This is with the same goal of establishing the beliefs and assumptions. The foundational to a talent development mindset. The sample debriefing script in the next section is written for students but can be adapted for other audiences.
Firstly, be keen
Thirdly, be fast