How might educators support a change in mindset? Part of this work we can do for ourselves as professionals and part we can do with students. In the coming weeks, I will post resources educators might use to build their own capacity around a growth mindset and ones they might use to build students' capacity.
As a start in our own classrooms, Andrew and I are starting to include information, research, and activities to help build a growth mindset and culture in our classroom. The first of these was a video by Sentis called 'Neuroplasticity' (embedded below) that we paired with discussion questions (What claim does this video make about learning? What evidence does the video use to support this claim? What does this information imply about learning at Innovations High School?).
A great start to building educator capacity around a growth mindset are a suite of Teaching Chanel videos and the Ted Talk embedded below featuring Carol Dweck, a Stanford University professor who has done a great deal of research around mindsets.