The Theory of Growth Mindset

Dear Parents,

We all make mistakes. How we respond to them is what makes all the difference in the world.  The following study proves that students with a growth mindset use brain power to examine the mistake and internalize ways to avoid that mistake in the future.  Students with fixed mindsets are more likely to simply focus on the fact that they’ve made a mistake.  One of the best strategies for improvement is to ask teachers to help students review a previously taken test with them. This way, students can see what they did wrong and teachers can note trends or patterns in the choices the student makes on the test.

Both articles attached share information coming from the same study done by researchers at Moser's Clinical Psychophysiology Lab at MSU:

Read Paying Close Attention to Mistakes Helps Students Learn More, Research on Growth Mindset Suggests
Read Kids should pay more attention to mistakes, study suggests


Jean Mullooly


Growth Mindset & AHA

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