Growth Mindset

Read about the impact in schools of the belief that skills are developed over time through effort, rather than being innate and “fixed”
Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset'
Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.
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Student Well-Being Opinion When Students Feel Unlucky, Teachers Can Help Change That Attitude
Mindsets matter when it comes to thinking about opportunity. Here’s what new research finds.
Paul A. O'Keefe, February 28, 2024
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Mathematics 5 Ways Teachers Can Help Students Overcome 'Math Trauma'
Little things make the difference between a math class that intimidates students and one that encourages them, says a math educator.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 27, 2023
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Teaching Profession Q&A Why Growth Mindset Is Essential to Teachers' Competence With Ed Tech
A researcher discusses how student-teachers best acquire digital technology skills for teaching and learning.
Lauraine Langreo, June 29, 2023
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Special Education Video How This Public School Meets the Needs of Students With Dyslexia
All students at this Colorado Springs public school have dyslexia. Here’s how the school is making their education a positive experience.
Jaclyn Borowski , June 28, 2023
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Student Well-Being Opinion The Myths and Facts Teachers Need to Know About Growth Mindset
Everyone thinks they have a growth mindset, but beware of these pitfalls.
Mary Murphy, October 19, 2022
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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.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 9, 2021
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Common Language
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.
Peter DeWitt, March 14, 2021
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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.
February 12, 2021
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.
Peter DeWitt, November 15, 2020
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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.
Arianna Prothero, September 15, 2020
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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.
Mary Murphy, Christine Logel & Jamie M. Carroll, July 22, 2020
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Student Well-Being 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.
Jamie M. Carroll & David Yeager, July 15, 2020
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Student Well-Being 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.
Jamie M. Carroll & David Yeager, July 8, 2020
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