Growth mindset

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How to help students develop a ‘growth mindset’

The importance of supporting students to develop a growth mindset and strategies that teachers can use to promote a growth mindset culture

5 strategies for talking with young children about growth mindsets

Five strategies for talking to young children about developing and holding a growth mindset.

10 strategies for talking to students about growth mindsets

Ten strategies for talking to students about developing and holding a growth mindset

Are you a growth mindset or a fixed mindset teacher?

A quiz designed to help teachers reflect on the extent to which you employ a growth or a fixed mindset in your practice.

How to develop a class culture that encourages growth mindsets

A set of strategies that can be used to actively promote growth mindset thinking in the classroom


"I found this section really informative – the case studies make it really easy to see how to take the next step... into the classroom"

Helen J, Year 5 teacher



The power of student mindsets and direct instruction and why neither is uniformly informing the practice of NZ teachers

Exploring the reasons for the disconnect between research and practice in New Zealand education


Beliefs, behaviours and actions associated with a growth mindset

An introduction to the research on the importance of mindsets, and associated beliefs, behaviours and actions