Educator's Quick Reference Guide to Growth Mindsets
Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, this quick reference guide provides educators with an easy-to-read overview of ideas for ways to build a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. The guide describes components of a growth mindset learning environment, including equitable access to advanced learning, growth mindset praise and feedback, deliberate cultivation of psychosocial skills, and more. The guide also provides information about how to frame mistakes and failure as an important part of learning. With its concise format, this guide is perfect for educators new to a growth mindset school culture or those looking for an at-a-glance review of major components.
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.