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Student Well-Being 'Growth Mindset' Linked to Higher Test Scores, Student Well-Being in Global Study
The first global study of "growth mindset" found both academic benefits and better well-being among students who think intelligence is not fixed.
School & District Management Opinion 5 Words That Are Commonly Used But NOT Commonly Understood
In schools, we have a common language around words like "growth mindset," but we do not have a common understanding of what those words mean.
Student Well-Being Spotlight Spotlight on Forging Student Connections & Growth Mindsets
In this Spotlight, discover ways to foster a growth mindset to re-connect and engage with students.
Education Opinion Why Leaders Need to Develop Their Own Growth Mindset
Harvard's Richard Elmore has pointed out the "catastrophe" that is educational leadership preparation. We can all look to practice communities like Peloton to develop our skills, practice, and mindsets to help remedy that.
Education Carol Dweck on Nurturing Students' Growth Mindsets Through Protest and Pandemic
Growth mindsets are an important tool for battling racial bias in the classroom and helping students through difficulties posed by the pandemic.
Education Opinion Three Teacher-Tested Ways to Encourage a Growth Mindset
How to show homework isn't punishment and other effective ways to build a growth-mindset class culture during distance learning, according to research.
Education Opinion Stress Can Lead to Student Failure. New Research Offers a Path for Success
When students are overwhelmed, their schoolwork suffers. But two growth-mindset researchers, Jamie M. Carroll and David Yeager, say teachers can help increase kids' resilience.
Education Opinion How Teachers Can Build a Growth-Mindset Classroom, Even at a Distance
Distance learning makes it hard to tell if students are using a growth mindset. Here's how to tell, in this guest blog by Jamie M. Carroll and David Yeager.
Student Well-Being Growth Mindset in a Pandemic: Teachers Talk About Building Resilience in Students
Teachers in the Texas Mindset Initiative talk about how they are trying to help students learn and grow from a period of dramatic and disruptive change.
Student Well-Being Anxiety Can Make Kids Avoid Math. Here's How They Can Talk Through the Fear
New research suggests anxiety can make students avoid engaging in math, even when they could gain big rewards from doing so. But a separate study also offers a simple way teachers can help math-anxious students build confidence.
Student Achievement National Study Bolsters Case for Teaching 'Growth Mindset'
A national study of nearly 12,500 9th graders finds that two sessions of a 25-minute exercise on “growth mindset” can boost students’ grades and their willingness to take on challenging classes.
Teaching Opinion Five Minutes Until Show Time, and I'd Like to Throw Up
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