Topic: Growth Mindset

Praise the effort, not the outcome? Think again

Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck discusses the misconception that praising effort is sufficient to developing a growth mindset and the importance of an additional focus on outcomes.

Growth mindset doesn’t promise pupils the world

Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck explores how it can be dangerous to tell students they ‘can achieve anything’ and that they should be given the truth about their performance in order to find out what it will take to reach their goals.

Amazon releases new resource to promote growth mindset in math class

Jess Hennessey

Amazon is pledging to ban the phrase “I’m not good at math” and wants everyone to join the movement. Their new website provides resources to help educators and families promote growth mindset in their classrooms and homes.

New study provides additional evidence regarding teachers’ effect on ‘non-tested’ skills

Jess Hennessey

Blazar and Kraft find similar results to Mindset Scholar Ron Ferguson’s recent study of teacher effects on students’ ‘non-tested’ outcomes.