When students change their mindsets, they reorient the way they think about themselves as learners. A change in mindset is a high-leverage starting point for changing behaviors. Coupled with the right set of strategies and support in a learning environment, a mindset shift can lead to changes in the way students act, participate, engage, and learn in school. And this is why mindsets are so important—they are a starting point to helping students become more engaged at school and really hold onto the things they learn.
The sessions in this series explore three interrelated learning mindsets that have been shown to have the greatest effect on student motivation and success: the growth mindset (“my effort leads to growth”), value for learning (“this work has value for me”), and sense of belonging (“I belong here”).