The choice map in one word

Years after first reading about it, I keep coming back to the Marilee Adams’ Choice Map from time to time. It is the single best illustration of Carol Dweck’s “growth mindset” in action. Dr. Adams’ map shows the difference between asking “learner” questions and “judger” questions.

I was recently thinking about this map and realized that the difference between the two can be boiled down into one word – constructive.

The learner path is constructive because it creates forward momentum and energy. The judger path, on the other hand, has the exact opposite energy. It sucks all energy and takes us straight to that judger pit.

The judger path is all about the reaction. The learner path is all about the response.

A simple idea in theory.

Transformational in practice.