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.