Mindsets for the Classroom: Building a Growth Mindset Learning Community
Mary Cay Ricci
When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, this updated 2017 edition of Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas for ways to build a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. The book includes a planning template, a step-by-step description of a growth mindset culture, and Look Fors for adopting a differentiated, responsive instruction model teachers can use immediately in their classrooms. It also highlights the importance of critical thinking and teaching students to learn from failure. The four most important components of a growth mindset learning environment are also presented. The book includes a sample professional development plan and ideas for communicating the mindset concept to parents. This updated edition also presents ways to build the concept of “grit” and includes application to Makerspaces, instructional coaching, grading, and more! With this book’s easy-to-follow advice, tasks, and strategies, teachers can grow a love of learning in their students.
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