The power of believing that you can improve

Click on the following link to see Carol Dweck, a psychologist and researcher in the field of motivation, talk about “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems.
In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.

Nurturing Creativity in School

A favourite from TED Talks: click on the following link Schools and Creativity to see Sir Ken Robinson making an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
This is something that I come back to again and again, and each time I am impressed.