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I’ve been very pleased with the results of emphasizing the growth mindset in my classes and at our school.

Today, a paper was published in the journal Nature discussing the results of the largest school-based experiment of the idea, and they found positive results.

I posted about the study last year when temporarily published it and invited comments.  I’m not absolutely sure, but it doesn’t appear to have substantial changes, so I’d encourage you to read my previous post, Results Just Unveiled Of Big New Growth Mindset Study Co-Authored By A Ton Of Well-Known SEL Researchers.

One key point that is important to highlight is that it’s particularly effective when it’s part of a school’s culture, which is why having a school wide Social Emotional Learning initiative like we have at Burbank High School is one of our priorities.

Here are some pieces about it that came out today:

A growth mindset intervention can change students’ grades if school culture is supportive is from Science News.

National Study Shows How a Simple ‘Growth Mindset’ Exercise Lifted Students’ GPAs is from Ed Week.

Here’s a summary from the Mindset Scholars Network.

New Study Shows Where ‘Growth Mindset’ Training Works (And Where It Doesn’t) is from Ed Surge.


I’m adding this info to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”