Journal of Appreciative Education

The Appreciative Mindset and its Congruency with Brené Brown’s Research

Ka (Vivian) Choy


According to Bloom et al. (2008), there are six components of the Appreciative Mindset (i.e., care about and believe in the potential of each student, practice gratitude, continually hone one’s craft, remember your power, be insatiably curious, and be culturally aware and responsive). These six components are congruent with Brené Brown’s research on courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. The purpose of this article is to define the Appreciative Mindset and delineate its six components and how each component is congruent with Brené Brown’s research.


Appreciative Advising; Appreciative Mindset; student success; sense of belonging

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ISSN: 2165-5421