Author: Nathan S. Gibson

Nathan S. Gibson is an independent worker compliance business partner who provides expertise and creative solutions to enhance workforce flexibility and maintain compliance. He helps mitigate the risks associated with the misclassification of self-employed consultants, freelancers and independent contractors.
stop saying you are so smart
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Stop Saying “You are so Smart”

Carol Dweck’s work teaches us to praise effort instead of intelligence. This shift requires a change in…

Nate and Annie October 2014
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Advice for my daughter

About 15 years ago, my sister sent me an email with a humorous list of children’s books…

Two mindsets by Carol Dweck
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Why attitude is more important than intelligence?

From Performance Magazine, Cezarina Barbieru discusses the importance of having a growth mindset and positive attitude.  She recommends strategies…

young girl on playground
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How ‘twisted’ early childhood education has become — from a child development expert

From the Washington Post, Valerie Strauss shares a speech by Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood development expert and professor emerita…

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Online ‘mindset’ interventions help students do better in school, Stanford research shows

From Standford News, Clifton B. Parker reports on a new study that indicates that online interventions that…

eduardo briceno
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The Power of belief — mindset and success

Eduardo Briceno discusses the power of a growth mindset in this TedxTalk The way we understand our…

mother reading to and laughing with her son
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Growth Mindset Parenting

From Getting Smart, Eduardo Briceno provides excellent advice for parents who want to help their children develop…

ow to encourage students
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Carol Dweck Revisits the ‘Growth Mindset’

From Education Week, Carol Dweck revisits the concept of a growth mindset, discusses how it should be…

child in a puddle
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Every mistake a learning opportunity

From the Prince George Citizen, Gerry Chidiac discusses the importance of making mistakes in the process of…

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Creative Problem Solving – the Osborn-Parnes model

Aleksandra Kovachevic provides a description of the process for creative problem solving developed by Dr. Sidney J….

hank green
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How to Get Good at Everything

From the vlogbrothers, Hank Green presents an amusing and insightful explanation of the growth mindset.  

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Making your kid play organized sports could cost them their creativity

From Quartz, Matthew Bowers discusses a study which examined the relationship between childhood leisure hours and creativity as…