During the 2016-17 school year, the administrative team participated in a book study focused on Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset. The research shows that a growth mindset is essential in learning. When learners have this mindset, they are more willing to tackle challenges, stick with a task, and take pride in their efforts and accomplishments.
To continue our growth in this area, I audited several programs that would support us. I believe that the MindsetMaker resources we have selected will offer us a solid framework for this topic. With administrators, faculty, and paraprofessionals sharing this focus, our students will hear a consistent message.
Our work during the 2017-18 school year has shown growth in developing as well as showcasing our growth mindsets. Through surveys in the online course and visits to classrooms, the teachers' commitment to the success of our students is clear.
For 2018-19 our teachers and paraprofessionals reviewed and suggested resources they want to find more easily. Their suggestions have been organized on a page nested under this topic. Thank you teachers and paraprofessionals for your time compiling these resources!
2017-2018 Growth Mindset Progress-Percentage of faculty and paraprofessionals reporting growth mindset via pre-post assessments in the online course.
What's my Student's Motivational Behavior Profile? 5.8% increase
What's my Mindset? 11.4% increase
What's my Classroom Mindset? remained the same
What's my Teaching Mindset? 10% increase
What's my School Mindset? 15.6% increase