Transforming Education Growth Mindset Toolkit

By Staff from Transforming Education

A professional development resource to learn more about fostering a growth mindset in young people. Studies show students with a growth mindset are more motivated and engaged, even when work is challenging; score better on math and verbal standardized tests; fail fewer classes and have higher GPAs; and are more likely to persist in high school and college.

The growth mindset toolkit is a self-contained professional development session (a “PD-in-a-Box”) built to ensure that teachers have a positive experience while learning more about growth mindset. Transforming Education developed and extensively tested the toolkit to ensure that it is as helpful as possible to educators. The toolkit contains:

  • Facilitators guide with sample agendas

  • Slide presentation to guide you through the session

  • Animation showing the critical role growth mindset plays for children over the long term, that it can be taught, and the mindset needed to actually teach it

  • Video interviews with students who saw dramatic improvements after learning specific growth mindset strategies in school

  • Practical strategies and sample ways to use them that teachers can implement immediately

  • Suggested reflection activities and a practical planning exercise

  • Handout with all of the key session content, plus extra implementation examples, that teachers can take with them

You can download the kit here.

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