Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. in decades of research on achievement and success. Mindsets are beliefs—beliefs about yourself and your most basic qualities. Think about your intelligence, your talents, your personality. Are these qualities simply fixed traits or are they things you can cultivate throughout your life?
The growth mindset, the understanding of intelligence and abilities as qualities we can develop, has been shown over and over to have powerful ramifications on student motivation and learning, and school success. When teachers and students focus on improvement rather than on whether they're smart, kids learn a lot more.
Users of Mindset Works® products can have confidence that the concepts on which the products are based have been rigorously tested in scientific studies. Twenty years of research have consistently shown that students who have a growth mindset do better in school. Moreover, the research demonstrates that teaching students a growth mindset raises motivation and achievement.
Mindset Works® SchoolKit
An all-inclusive offering to instill a growth mindset in schools, backed by the U.S. Department of Education. The SchoolKit includes:
- Mindset Works® EducatorKit - online teacher professional development and tools Mindset
- Mindset Works® StudentKit - Brainology® blended learning curriculum
Mindset Works® StudentKit - Brainology®
The Brainology program includes:
- an online, interactive program that teaches the scientific basis of a growth mindset. It teaches students:
- how the brain works and how it grows stronger with active effort.
- learning strategies to develop their intellectual capabilities, and why those strategies work based on the way the brain learns.
- classroom lessons and activities to reinforce and apply this learning.
Mindset Works® EducatorKit
The Mindset Works® EducatorKit includes:
- an online professional development course designed to help educators learn about the growth mindset and how to incorporate it into their everyday practice.
- tools for educators to support their own process of adopting and implementing growth mindset practices over time.
Growth Mindset Community
The online community connects a network of informed educators to help develop and disseminate knowledge about implementing the growth mindset in schools. It includes private and public topical groups to foster innovation in practice.
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