As you may have gathered from yesterday’s “Flappy Bird” post, I am trying very hard to maintain a Growth Mindset, and to foster this thinking in my daughter and students. One of my favorite bloggers, Sonya Terborg, also talks about encouraging a Growth Mindset in her classroom. One of her ideas, in this post, is to add a Growth Mindset quote to any printed work that she hands out to her students. Sonya links to this fabulous set of quotes that includes some from Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset. Sonya also gives examples of some statements that communicate learning goals and expectations that she found on the MindSetWorks site. In a separate post, Sonya discusses “Developing a Growth Mindset in an Inquiry Based Math Class.” I love the way she leads up to a weekly math challenge for her students.
Here are some other recent resources I’ve collected about cultivating a Growth Mindset:
“How Not to Raise a Quitter” by Dr. Michele Borba
“Teaching Persistence: How to Develop Student Stamina” by Norene Wiesen
“Impact of Mindset on Teaching and Learning” by Drew Frank