My colleagues and I help our students learn about the importance of a “growth mindset” during the year (see The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”).

My colleague Katie Hull and I are going to use the following prompt with this NPR report, Students’ View of Intelligence Can Help Grades, as part of our final next week. We thought others might find it helpful:

Writing Prompt:

According to Carol Dweck, what is a “growth mindset” and why is it important? Do you agree with what Dweck is saying? To support your opinion you may use examples from your own experiences, your observations of others, and any of your reading (including this article and the other articles on the brain, self-control, and grit that are in your notebook).