In part one of my interview with Stefanie Faye Frank, we discuss how the factory model of education and our behaviorist stimulus-response approach to teaching is holding our students back from being able to compete within the new connection economy. We discuss the importance of running our classroom like an innovation lab, where failing fast is important and taking risks through vulnerability and emotional labour is key to developing the adaptability our students need to be successful in the future. The old model of education celebrated obedience over creativity, promoted stereotyping vs individuality, and resulted in a system that rewarded people for following instructions to spec. The truth is that our students need a different set of skills, they need adaptability and we can help them to develop it through personalization of education. Listen to the next two episodes with Stefanie Faye Frank for our deep dive into how to develop growth mindset in our students and how to create classrooms that celebrate adaptability.
About Stephanie: WHAT I DO
I show leaders how to help their staff adopt flexible mindsets, become more willing to learn, experiment, and tap into their brain’s highest levels of creative problem-solving.
I combine my award-winning research at NYU, and fieldwork at the NYU Institute for Prevention Science, Phelps Lab for Neuroscience Research, the Department of Defense, Albert Einstein College of Medicine with training from meditation masters from India, Africa and Vietnam, and over a decade of counseling, consulting and teaching people on how to maximize their brain’s creative powers. I use interactive strategies as metaphors for scientific principles to help leaders internalize the idea of how these insights work in their own life, so they can then apply it in their work, relationships and daily interactions.
WHO IT'S FOR
For people who want to see their staff and clients be more open to try new approaches to learning and experiment with new ways of asking questions, solving problems, dealing with failure, and how to interact with others in socially intelligent ways.
Mindset Neuroscience activates change using this 4-phase framework:
Organizational context first. Your organization's culture – including the beliefs and behaviors of leadership – have HUGE influences your employees' mindset, our attitudes, beliefs, and state. This is the starting point. The mindset of your employees fuels their emotional intelligence, relationship management skills, and perseverance Those ‘non-cognitive’ skills then drive their actions and behaviors Their behaviors drive performance – for themselves, their teams and the organization.