Growth mindset is the belief that you can grow your talents and abilities with effort.
Students with a growth mindset see effort as necessary for success, embrace challenges, learn from criticism, and persist in the face of setbacks. They might ask the teacher to demonstrate a different way to solve a problem, volunteer answers in class even when unsure, or seek out challenging problems. For a more detailed description of growth mindset, click here.
Transforming Education has developed a toolkit to help educators learn more about growth mindset. The toolkit includes a more detailed explanation of growth mindset, video clips summarizing the supporting research and capturing students’ own experiences related to growth mindset, as well as a variety of strategies that teachers can use to help students develop a growth mindset. To download the Growth Mindset Toolkit, click here.