Applying Dweck's "growth mindset" in the classroom

Hello colleagues, We have discussed Carol Dweck's growth mindset here on LINCS in the past. A new edition of Dweck's book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, will come out soon. You can find an interesting interview of Dweck in a recent issue of The Atlantic, "How Praise Became a Consolation Prize" by Christine Gross-Loh. In this interview, Dweck discusses her concerns about what she calls a "false growth mindset" that she has sometimes observed in teachers' practices.

Please feel free to share your reactions to this interesting piece as well as how Dweck's ideas may or may not influence your own instructional and assessment practices.

Cheers, Susan Finn Miller

Moderator, Assessment CoP