Students’ Mindset Can Make their School Career

Students who believe in themselves and have parents and teachers who believe in them tend to make their dreams of college and career come true.  Sometimes called non-cognitive skills, soft skills, or growth mindset, these beliefs play a role in helping students focus on academic rigor. Ongoing research suggests that students need to develop positive mindsets and effective learning strategies to progress successfully through school and into careers (Savitz-Romer et al, 2009; Yaeger & Walton, 2011; Gutman & Schoon, 2013; Dweck et al, 2014).

GEAR UP 4 LA recommends these resources to jumpstart growth mindset in students.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLeUvZvuvAs

 

Read more about the research here: http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/16/new-research-students-benefit-from-learning-that-intelligence-is-not-fixed/