“Three decades have passed since the Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck and others first linked students’ motivation to the way they perceived intelligence. Students who believe intelligence or skill can be improved by effort and experimentation — what Ms. Dweck calls a “growth mindset” — seek challenges, learn from mistakes, and keep faith in themselves in the face of failure. By contrast, those who believe intelligence and skill are traits you are born with — a “fixed mindset” — can be discouraged by failure and reluctant to challenge themselves.” Source: Sparks, S.D. (2013, September 11). ‘Growth mindset’ gaining traction as Ed strategy. Education Week, 33(3).
If you want more information on this, here are some resources for you.
Books available from Professional Library:
- Mindset: the new psychology of learning (Dweck, 2008)
- A mindset for learning: Teaching the traits for joyful independent growth (Mraz & Hertz, 2015).
- Mindsets in the classroom: Building a culture of success and student achievement in schools (Ricci, 2013).
- Ready-to-use resources for mindsets in the classroom (Ricci, 2015)
- Uncommon learning: Creating school that work for kids (Sheninger, 2016).
Some webpages (there are lots more):
- https://www.classdojo.com/bigideas/#2zrtHt3bBmQ Series of animated videos.
- https://www.mindsetkit.org The Mindset Kit is a free set of online lessons and practices designed to help you teach and foster adaptive learning mindsets.
- https://www.edsurge.com/news/2014-10-24-4-ways-to-encourage-a-growth-mindset-in-the-classroom Article: 4 ways to encourage a growth mindset in the classroom
- Edutopia. (Feb 3, 2015). Developing a growth mindset in teachers and staff.
TDSB teachers may contact the library to request books and articles on this hot topic.
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