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35 Strategies for Teaching Growth Mindset

November 15, 2016

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Teaching Growth Mindset

Teaching growth mindset starts with modeling the mindset we want children to have. Children learn most by observing trusted adults.

Educators know the power of growth mindset. It is having a positive attitude to our successes as well as our disappointments. Growth mindset enables us to succeed in the face of adversity. Fortunately, we know growth mindset can be taught. Even better is that it is never too late to develop a growth mindset.

Using Growth Mindset Strategies

Use the links below for the top strategies for teaching growth mindset. Consider starting with Respect and Validate Feelings. All teaching starts with a strong relationship.

As you choose strategies, add them to your Mindprint Action Plan. Then gradually add additional strategies over time.

Student-led strategies are best for middle school and above. Adult-led strategies can be used at home or school.

If you are a teacher, consider downloading our FREE advisory workbook for teaching growth mindset in the classroom.

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Allow Extra Time Abstract Reasoning & Self-Awareness
Allow for Nonverbal Signals Attention Skills & Self-Awareness
Avoid Stereotype Threat Fast Processing Speed & Self-Awareness
*Let Students Know You Believe in Them Flexible Thinking & Self-Awareness
Create Awareness of Pace Self-Advocacy via DEAR MAN
Develop Intrinsic Motivation Self-Assess Knowledge
*Focus on a Student’s Strengths Slow Processing Speed & Self-Awareness
*Encourage and Learn from Mistakes *Small, Manageable Goals
Foster Importance of Service Spatial Perception & Self-Awareness
*Growth Mindset: The Basics Verbal Memory & Self-Awareness
Helping the Perfectionist Verbal Reasoning & Self-Awareness
Instill Ownership Visual Memory & Self-Awareness
Let Student Lead Discussion Visualization of Success
Manage Peer Interactions for LDs Working Memory & Self-Awareness
Offer “Stretch” Challenges
Positive Self-Talk
Provide Balanced Feedback
*Respect and Validate Feelings
Share Personal Experiences
Teach How to Speak Up About Needs

* Mindprint top pick


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