1st Edition

Create a Growth Mindset School An Administrator's Guide to Leading a Growth Mindset Community

By Mary Cay Ricci Copyright 2018
    138 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Principals and district administrators will learn ways to develop, sustain, monitor, and lead schools and districts striving for growth mindset learning environments. This book includes guidance in the areas of growth mindset hiring, feedback, systemic professional learning, and ways to evaluate present processes and protocols through a growth mindset lens. A mindset reflection tool allows education leaders to consider their own mindset thinking. Guidance and suggestions for embedding growth mindset learning through curriculum, instruction, and grading are also included in this valuable resource. Attributes of growth mindset leaders are presented in this guidebook for leading in a growth mindset district!

    CHAPTER 1 Leading With a Growth Mindset 1 CHAPTER 2 Reflecting on Your Mindset CHAPTER 3 Leading With Optimism CHAPTER 4 Deliberate Cultivation of Perseverance and Resiliency CHAPTER 5 Praise and Feedback CHAPTER 6 Setting the Stage for Professional Learning CHAPTER 7 Procedures and Policies to Promote a Growth Mindset Environment CHAPTER 8 Parent and Community Involvement CHAPTER 9 Curriculum and Instruction CHAPTER 10 A Growth Mindset School District CHAPTER 11 Final Thoughts References APPENDIX A Administrator’s Mindset Reflection Tool: Answer Key APPENDIX B Planning for Students’ Unmet Academic Needs APPENDIX C Introducing Neuroscience in the Classroom About the Author


    Mary Cay Ricci is an education consultant and speaker. She was previously the Coordinator of Gifted and Talented Education for Baltimore County Public Schools. She holds certification in gifted and talented education and administration and supervision from Johns Hopkins University, where she is currently a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education.

    Convinced that the belief in a growth mindset will make a vital positive impact on the culture of a district and ultimately, each individual student, Ricci's slim, straightforward how-to guide is a utilitarian method of setting an entire school district - superintendent to custodian - on the same growth mindset page.,Amy Klein,MiddleWeb, 1/17/19