Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. in decades of research on achievement and success. Mindsets are beliefs – beliefs about yourself and your most basic
qualities. The growth mindset, the understanding of intelligence and abilities as qualities we can develop, has been shown repeatedly to have powerful ramifications on student motivation and learning, and school success. When teachers and students focus on improvement rather than being smart, kids learn a lot more.
Participants in this session will learn:
- About developing a growth mindset for academic success and the dramatic role it plays in student achievement
- How data analytics can help leaders develop a strategic and successful transition plan
- Why brains and talent don't bring success, and how they can stand in the way of it
- Why praising brains and talent doesn't foster self-esteem and accomplishment, but jeopardizes them
- How teaching a simple idea about the brain raises grades and productivity
David Dockterman, Ed.D.
Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education and
Chief Architect, Learning Sciences