Growth Mindset for Mentors

By Staff from The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

“Growth Mindset Toolkit for Mentors was developed and released in partnership with PERTS out of Stanford University. We piloted it with City Year, refined based on an evaluation of its efficacy then piloted again with City Year, Citizen Schools and Take Stock in Children. ”

Growth Mindset for Mentors

Developed in collaboration with MENTOR, this toolkit can help mentors understand growth mindset and how to apply growth mindset strategies to many of the challenges that youth and adults face in life.

This free Growth Mindset toolkit includes the following topics:

Growth mindset toolkit

  1. What is a Growth Mindset? - Learn about a growth mindset and why it can be especially helpful as a mentor.

  2. How Mentors Support Growth Mindset - As a mentor you have a unique opportunity to instill a growth mindset.

  3. Key Strategy: Using Growth Mindset Language - Messaging can be a powerful tool for encouraging growth mindset.

  4. Key Strategy: Reframing Challenges, Failures, and Mistakes - Learn how your feelings about mistakes can help you turn setbacks and failures into opportunities.

  5. Additional Tips and Strategies

Read more about the Growth Mindset for Mentors Toolkit here.

Learn more about the best practices for social and emotional learning.

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