Resources for Teaching Growth Mindset
Teaching a growth mindset in schools can help students develop a positive outlook on their ability to learn and grow. A growth mindset is characterized by a belief that one can grow and learn even when faced with challenging situations.
Creating a growth mindset in students starts with teacher training. Teachers need to be aware of the ways that a growth mindset can benefit students and be open to incorporating growth mindset strategies into their teaching.
Some ways for promoting a growth mindset in students include:
- Encouraging students to challenge themselves and feel confident in their ability to learn new things.
- Giving students the opportunity to try new things and take risks.
- Praising students for their effort and accomplishments even if they didn’t achieve the exact outcome that they were hoping for.
- Supporting students when they stumble or make mistakes.
By promoting a growth mindset in students, schools can help them develop a greater sense of self-efficacy and resilience. This can lead to greater success in school and in life.