1st Edition

Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom Everything Educators Need for Building Growth Mindset Learning Communities

By Mary Cay Ricci Copyright 2015
    194 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with tools they need to help students change their thinking about their abilities and potential. This updated 2020 edition of the book features ready-to-use, interactive tools for students, teachers, parents, administrators, and professional development educators. Parent resources include a sample parent webpage and several growth mindset parent education tools. Other resources include: mindset observation forms, student and teacher "look fors," critical thinking strategy write-ups and samples, and a unique study guide for the original book that includes book study models from various schools around the country. The updated edition also includes a guide to 100 picture books and 50 extended texts that contribute to growth mindset thinking. This book is perfect for schools looking to implement the ideas in Mindsets in the Classroom so that they can build a growth mindset learning environment. When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. This book contains many of the things that schools needs to create a growth mindset school culture in which perseverance can lead to success!

    CHAPTER 1 What Are Mindsets, and How Do They Affect the Classroom? CHAPTER 2 What Are Some Ways to Begin Building a Growth Mindset School Culture? CHAPTER 3 Why Is a Differentiated, Responsive Classroom Important to a Growth Mindset Culture? CHAPTER 4 Why Is Critical Thinking Important in a Growth Mindset Class Culture? CHAPTER 5 How Can Students Learn From Failure? CHAPTER 6 What Messages Should Parents Hear About Growth Mindset? CHAPTER 7 Can Gifted Education and a Growth Mindset Belief Coexist? CHAPTER 8 What Are Some Ways to Help Students Adopt a Growth Mindset? CHAPTER 9 What Are Some Ways School Staff Can Maintain a Growth Mindset School Culture? CHAPTER 10 How Can We Use Mindsets in the Classroom in a Book Study or Discussion Group? REFERENCES APPENDIX Suggested Resources by Audience 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.

    "Do you ever get tired of hearing the words 'I am not good at . . . ' or the ever dreaded 'I can't' echoing throughout your classroom? A growth mind-set can change students' perceptions of their abilities, improve the atmosphere of the classroom, and eliminate negative attitudes . . . Mary Cay Ricci provides educators with a wealth of resources to help create a growth mind-set in their classrooms."

    Gifted Child Today, 3/16/16

    "Mary Cay Ricci's book is a good resource and includes many tools and resources to weave growth mindset exercises into your school and classroom. Some examples include mindset observation forms, lists of additional helpful books and samples of critical thinking strategy write-ups."

    Katie Varatta, KnowledgeWorks, 4/20/18