The Perils and Promises of Growth Mindset
The growth mindset movement has spread quickly as a strategy for bringing about the cultural change (e.g. reduce deficit thinking) required to meet districts’ equity goals, especially for students who don’t feel a sense of belonging in school. Yet, this strategy is largely misunderstood and poorly implemented. I'll discuss the latest research about what is most promising; and more importantly, what is most troubling and potentially harmful when improperly applied.
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- Understand why growth mindset is necessary but not sufficient for successful student learning and overall school climate.
- Discuss potential misapplication of growth mindset strategies and resulting potential harm to students.
- Investigate robust growth mindset strategies that attend to latest research findings & create conditions for the transformational change you seek.
- Lisa Brown, Course Program Specialist, Secondary Mathematics, Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin
Lisa Brown, Course Program Specialist, Secondary Mathematics, Charles A Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin
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