Spotlight on Growth Mindset

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Growth Mindset

The Education Week Spotlight on Growth Mindset is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Personalized learning based on students' mindsets
  • The efficacy of social-emotional learning programs
  • How to nurture growth mindsets in the classroom
  • Creating classroom opportunities for meaningful struggle
  • Misunderstanding about the growth mindset

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Academic researchers and ed-tech developers alike are hoping to personalize learning based on students’ facial expressions, “non-cognitive” skills, and social-emotional characteristics.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week

When students have a positive attitude about math, their brains operate more efficiently, according to researchers from Stanford University.
December 9, 2015 – Education Week

Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.
September 23, 2015 – Education Week

Current ways of studying students' social-emotional skills must improve if they are to be used for accountability, experts cautioned at a recent gathering of education researchers.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week

To foster traits like grit and growth mindset, teachers need to develop lessons that challenge students to work independently toward grasping key conceptual ideas, write researchers Brad Ermeling, James Hiebert, and Ron Gallimore.
December 7, 2015 – Teacher

Encouraging students' growth mindset is about more than just praising raw effort, Stanford Professor Carol Dweck said at an Education Week event. Read some tips and watch her full remarks here.
March 14, 2016 - Rules for Engagement

Why a 'Growth Mindset' Won't Work
John Hattie's research shows that growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset has an effect size of .19, which is below the Hinge Point, and the biggest reason why the growth mindset may not work is in the classroom..
July 17, 2015 - Finding Common Ground

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