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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Article: Four Teaching Moves that Promote a Growth Mindset in Readers
Article: Novels that foster a growth mindset for youth
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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)
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
Resource: Looking for Growth Mindset resources? Check out this Facebook group-- NEW!
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)
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: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck