Teachers, what is the most influential factor when predicting student success in the classroom and in life? Is it a high IQ? A high reading level? A high social intelligence?
While all of these things have been shown to predict success, recent research has shown that success in most areas - including learning - has more to do with your mindset than with your innate talents and abilities.
That means success can be taught!
Carol Dweck, the leading researcher on Growth Mindset, teaches us that we either tend toward a fixed mindset - the belief that our abilities are fixed and cannot be developed - or a growth mindset - the belief that our abilities can be developed, cultivated, and improved.
When our students have a fixed mindset, they face learning challenges with embarrassment and frustration because they don't believe that they can advance beyond their current level of understanding. When they have a growth mindset, they face learning challenges with eagerness, determination, and grit because they believe that their understanding will improve. It's easy to see why having a growth mindset leads our students to success in the classroom and in life.
In this training, we'll talk in detail about how you can teach your students how to approach learning with a growth mindset and how you can cultivate a growth mindset culture in your classroom, all without adding to your already full teaching schedule.