Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools

Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools

by Mary Cay Ricci

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When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, this updated 2017 edition of Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas for ways to build a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. The book includes a planning template, a step-by-step description of a growth mindset culture, and Look Fors for adopting a differentiated, responsive instruction model teachers can use immediately in their classrooms. It also highlights the importance of critical thinking and teaching students to learn from failure. The four most important components of a growth mindset learning environment are also presented. The book includes a sample professional development plan and ideas for communicating the mindset concept to parents. This updated edition also presents ways to build the concept of "grit" and includes application to Makerspaces, instructional coaching, grading, and more! With this book's easy-to-follow advice, tasks, and strategies, teachers can grow a love of learning in their students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618210814
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 154,026
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mary Cay Ricci talks about mindset and how important it is to change your thinking in order to change your life to teachers, parents, and students across the country. She's worked for school districts in Maryland and has taught courses for Johns Hopkins University. She's also the New York Times' best-selling author of "Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools" and several other books.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What Are Mindsets, and How Do They Affect the Classroom? 1

Chapter 2 What Are Some Ways to Begin Building a Growth Mindset School Culture? 13

Chapter 3 Why Is a Differentiated, Responsive Classroom Important to a Growth Mindset Culture? 31

Chapter 4 Why Is Critical Thinking Important in a Growth Mindset Class Culture? 55

Chapter 5 How Can Students Learn From Failure? 67

Chapter 6 What Messages Should Parents Hear About Growth Mindset? 75

Chapter 7 Can Gifted Education and a Growth Mindset Belief Coexist? 85

Chapter 8 What Are Some Ways to Help Students Adopt a Growth Mindset? 97

Chapter 9 What Are Some Ways School Staff Can Maintain a Growth Mindset School Culture? 139

Chapter 10 Summary 145

Resources 147

References 151

Appendix A Sample Training Plan for Staff Growth Mindset Professional Development 155

Appendix B Parent Newsletter Blurbs 163

About the Author 169

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