Sunday, January 29, 2017


The MINDSET SCHOLARS BLOG has a collection of articles on growth mindset, achievement gap, belonging, college persistence, and other topics.  The two recent posts are particularly worth exploring.  The most recent post comments on the Science Magazine paper, “Gender stereotypes about intellectual ability emerge early and influence children’s interests”.  The authors demonstrate that “six-year-old girls are less likely than boys their age to believe that members of their gender are “really, really smart.” This results in avoidance of specific activities that are thought to be meant for “very smart” people and might be a culprit for gender achievement gap in STEM. The full text of this fascinating paper is available here.
The second post, by Carol Dweck, summarizes growth mindset research, including her own results, as well as the work of others, and meta-analysis of the existing experimental studies. She comments on the efforts to re-analyze existing data, challenges and opportunities of implementation of growth mindset concepts in the classroom, and growth mindset misconceptions among teachers.
There are several other growth mindset – related blogs (all worth exploring):
GROWTH MINDSET CATS (if you like cats)

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Happy New Year and Welcome to Spring 2017. I wish everyone a year filled with challenging tasks, productive persistence, and growth mindset.
MINDSETWORKS website has a collection of free handouts that will help you and your students to start 2017 with a growth mindset!