Lesson 4: Learners will create their own strategy to implement in their classroom to promote and assess student mindsets.


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Back to Lesson 3: Learners will discover the importance of mistakes and the power of yet.

Promoting Growth Mindset in the Classroom

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10 Ways Teachers can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students

  1. Avoid Praising Intelligence and Sheer Effort
  2. Use Diverse Teaching Strategies
  3. Introduce Simple Gamification Elements
  4. Teach the Values of Challenges
  5. Encourage Students to Expand their Answers
  6. Explain the Purposes of Abstract Skills and Concepts
  7. Allow Time for Goal-Based Journaling
  8. Say “Yet” More Often
  9. Help Students Change their Language
  10. Use Success Folders

Read more here- https://www.prodigygame.com/blog/growth-mindset-in-students/

How can you promote growth mindset in your classroom? Using your knowledge of growth mindset, create a lesson that promotes growth mindset in students. It may be through reflection, formative assessment, conversation, or in-class instruction. Click on the Google Doc to look at an example lesson and add your own.


Keep in mind the Mindset Assessment. ( https://www.mindsetworks.com/assess/ ) Think of your own mindset, as well as your student, classroom, and school mindset.


Guido, Marcus. (2016, December 22). 10 ways a teacher can instill a growth mindset in students [Blog]. Prodigy, https://www.prodigygame.com/blog/growth-mindset-in-students/

Mindset Assessments. Retrieved from https://www.mindsetworks.com/assess/.