The “question of the week” at my Education Week Teacher column this week is “How Can We Help Our Students Develop a Growth Mindset?” (NOTE: You can now read Carol Dweck’s guest response to that question here). As part of the response, which will be published on Tuesday, I thought a “The Best…” list would be useful.
Carol Dweck, who identified the concept, will be one of the guests responding to that question, and several readers have already shared their ideas. There’s still time to contribute yours….
You can find a specific lesson in my book, Helping Students Motivate Themselves, on how I incorporate the idea of a growth mindset in my classroom, and some of my other related ideas in my article in this month’s edition of ASCD Educational Leadership, Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do.
Here are my choices for The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”:
I’ve got to start with Professor Dweck’s own website, Mindset Online. Other resources by her are included in all “The Best…” lists in this post.
Here are a few previous related “The Best…” lists:
Here is a fabulous infographic on the concept.
The Pajaro Valley School District has an excellent collection of resources, Carol Dweck’s Important Work on Mindsets.
Montgomery Schools also have a useful online packet.
Eduardo Briceño is the Co-Founder, with Dr. Carol Dweck, of Mindset Works:
read two excellent posts today on giving effective feedback, and I’m adding both of them to The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students:
How To Give Good Feedback is by Annie Murphy Paul.
Here’s an excellent interview with Carol Dweck. I learn from all of her work, but I found this one particularly interesting because she shared some thoughts I hadn’t heard her say before. Here’s one particularly useful excerpt:
Changing Teens’ Mindsets on Social Aggression is a useful Ed Week article.
‘Growth Mindset’ Gaining Traction as School Improvement Strategy is from Education Week.
Daniel Coyle shared this video on Twitter. Even though it has a sports focus, it can very easily be applied to any area of learning:
— Aileen Swenson (@MrsASwenson) November 21, 2013
Studies Offer Practical Ways to Bring ‘Growth Mindset’ Research to Schools is an Ed Week post about some recent studies. One of them featured having students read about the struggles experienced by famous scientists, as opposed by focusing solely on their achievements, and resulted in higher student motivation and academic achievement. Here’s an earlier study done by the same researchers with Taiwanese students (the most recent research was with classes in New York) that reached similar conclusions and has a lot of interesting background information.
Teachers told: use ‘not yet’ in place of ‘fail’ when marking is from The Telegraph. It’s about a new guide for UK teachers on how to help students develop a growth mindset.
— Dr. Steve Gray (@sgray_NCSD) April 9, 2014
New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed is from MindShift.
— JackieGerstein Ed.D. (@jackiegerstein) September 26, 2014
— Teacher (@Primary_Ed) November 9, 2014
Test Your Mindset is an online interactive from Carol Dweck that I think would be useful to offer to students.
Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential with the Growth Mindset is by Dan Winkler and provides a pretty good, and short, definition of a growth mindset.
Here’s a TED-Ed lesson using the above video.
— Karen HuxtableJester (@drkarenhj) May 31, 2015
Growth Mindset – More Evidence is from Alex Quigley.
— PERTS (@pertslab) June 11, 2015
There was a recent conference in the UK which featured Carol Dweck. It sounds like she made some interesting points, particularly around what she called a “False Growth Mindset.” Here are some reports on that talk, along with other resources:
Praise the taking on of challenge, perseverance, new strategies, recovery from setbacks, says Dweck. Also praise improvement and learning.
— David Weston (@informed_edu) June 19, 2015
Very useful for anyone interested in Growth Mindsets https://t.co/h0YJpu8WcY
— Carl Hendrick (@C_Hendrick) June 14, 2015
— David Dockterman (@dockterman) May 11, 2015
— PERTS (@pertslab) June 23, 2015
Shaun Allison has written an exceptional post and created a great slideshow about the growth mindset. He graciously gave me permission to share his slideshow here:
Carol Dweck and Growth Mindset is a well-done and interesting thirty minute BBC interview with Carol Dweck and her associates
Why a ‘Growth Mindset’ Won’t Work is a very good column by Peter DeWitt.
— Learning Solutions (@CollabLearnSol) July 22, 2015
— Lee Araoz (@LeeAraoz) July 17, 2015
When Pupils Talk in Absolutes: Understanding Mindset though Self-Narrative is by Sarah Donarski.
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