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When students and teachers possess the belief that intelligence and skills can be developed, they are exhibiting a "Growth Mindset."  We improve, learn, and achieve excellence through outlook, hard work and effort.  Challenges are stepping-stones to improvement not roadblocks to avoid.  Approaching work with this mindset encourages our school community to focus on continuous improvement regardless of where we begin on the learning spectrum.  At BMS it is not about how smart we are.  It is about the attitude we bring to learning and how hard we work. Growth Mindset is the lens through which we also teach Habits of a Scholar, critical 21st century character skills every student needs to master.

 

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ARTICLES

Article: Novels that foster a growth mindset for youth-- NEW!

Article: Parents: 5 questions to ask when your student makes a mistake-- NEW!

Article: Parents: Talking about failure: what parents can do to motivate kids at school-- NEW!

Article: Teachers Need a Growth Mindset Too

Article: Incorporating a Growth Mindset into your Teaching Practices

Article: Carol Dweck explains the False Growth Mindset

Article: Integrating Growth Mindset Messages into math

Article: Under-achieving learners in our schools

Article: 10 Growth Mindset Shifts to Help You Enjoy Teaching More

Article: Why growth mindset isn't working in schools-- yet.

Article: How to weave growth mindset into school culture 

Article: Growth Mindset buffers kids from negative academic effects of poverty

Article: Promoting Growth Mindset means checking biases at the door

Article: Nurturing Growth Mindsets: Six Tips and a link to Carol Dweck's Ed Week Leaders keynote

Article: Carol Dweck revists the Growth Mindset

Article: Growth Mindset: Clearing up some common confusion

Article: Avoiding Common Errors in Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset

Article: Big Ideas for the Classroom: Growth Mindset

Article: Developing Talent Through a Growth Mindset

Article: Students benefit from learning that intelligence isn't fixed.

Article: Helping Kids Take Criticism Constructively (even when it's not constructive)

 

VIDEOS

Video: How to get better at the things you care about-- NEW!

Video: Fail Harder, basketball motivation

Video: Animated short about Growth Mindset

Video: Animated Growth Mindset videos for students

Video: The Journey to a Growth Mindset. Carol Dweck's keynote at EdWeek Leaders conference

Video: TED talk by Carol Dweck on Growth Mindest and praise 

Video: A study on praise and mindsets

 

RESOURCES

Resource: Edutopia offers diverse resources for teaching a Growth Mindset-- NEW!

Resource: Introduction to Growth Mindset for Parents (English)

Resource: Introduction to Growth Mindset for Parents (Spanish)

Resource: Growth Mindset Graphic on Personal Responsibility

Resource: Growth Mindset Graphic (English)

Resource: Growth Mindset Graphic (Spanish) 

Resource: Growth Mindset feedback language for parents to try at home (English)

Resource: Growth Mindset feedback language for parents to try at home (Spanish)

Resource: Growth Mindset shifting ideas for parents (English)

Resource: Growth Mindset shifting ideas for parents (Spanish)

 

WEBSITES

Website: Mindset Works: The home of Growth Mindset for schools and Brainology on the web 

Website: The Home of Carol Dweck's Mindset on the web

 

BOOK 

Book:  Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck 

 

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