TEACHING A GROWTH MINDSET

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Across the province of Ontario, educators are discovering the power of a growth mindset. What does teaching a growth mindset actually look like day to day in a classroom? Here are some examples of how teachers in Ontario are teaching a growth mindset. 

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DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF NIAGARA

GRAND ERIE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

HAMILTON WENTWORTH CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

LIMESTONE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

 NIAGARA CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

WATERLOO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

WATERLOO REGIONAL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD 

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Here are further resources on teaching a growth mindset.  

 

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Here are some interesting websites about growth mindset.

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Growth Mindset Reflective Questions For Teachers

 

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Dr.Carol Dweck explains her research on fixed and growth mindsets and the impact on learning.

 

Mindset Works®: Student Motivation through a Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Ph.D..

Dr. Jo Boaler has researched the impact of having a fixed or a growth mindset when learning mathematics.  

     

Eduardo Briceno: The Power of Belief            

              

Steve Paikin: The Classroom of 2030

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Jaime Casap:  Saving The Silver Bullet                                                        In this video Jaime Casap conjectures that education is the silver bullet and has the power of disrupting poverty.   He addresses the importance of hard work along the road to change and success.                                           

 

Sesame Street:  Janelle Monae – Power of Yet                                           In this video Janelle Monae with the help of the Sesame Street characters sings about the power of yet. 

The Scientific Power of Thought                                                               This video discusses the brain’s plasticity and fostering a growth mindset.

Growth Mindset: Mindsetmax                                                                    This video discusses how a growth mindset can influence your ability to learn.

 Kid President – How To Be An Inventor!                                                             In this video Kid President discovers that “it’s okay to fail” and “it’s okay to make mistakes” but, “it’s not okay to stop”.

The Growth Mindset – Sal Kahn and Carol Dweck                                       In this video Sal talks with Stanford Professor Carol Dweck about her research on the Growth Mindset.

 

Carol Dweck: The Power Of Believing That You Can Improve           In this Ted Talk video, Carol discusses how to use “yet” to help children improve and succeed.

HWDSB: Growth Mindset Winter SIM 2015

                                                                           

Educational Parenting Tip #4: Growth Mindset                                                Dr Dylan Arena, Chief Learning Scientist and Co-Founder of Kidaptive, provides parenting tips about how to encourage your child’s abilities.

Educational Parenting Tip #4: Growth Mindset from Kidaptive on Vimeo.

 

 

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Many of our Ministry of Education support documents refer to supporting and developing a growth mindset.

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The Ministry of Education, Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat has also been investigating growth mindset.  The following Capacity Building Series support the notion of developing a growth mindset. 

Capacity Building Series

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Educators as researchers are continuing to follow this inquiry in search for new answers and solutions on how to teach a growth mindset.  As they do so, we will continue to add new references and materials as they become available.  If you would like to contribute to this site, please feel free to contact us using the form below.

One Response to TEACHING A GROWTH MINDSET

  1. Kathleen Schram says:

    Just wanted to share this link that was shared with me – think it might fit nicely here
    https://www.khanacademy.org/about/blog/post/95208400815/the-learning-myth-why-ill-never-tell-my-son-hes

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