Encouraging a Growth Mindset with Your Students

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Students with a Growth Mindset believe that skills can be developed with the investment of time and energy and welcome challenge as an opportunity to grow. While failure is scary, it is necessary for success. 

What can you do to help your students develop a growth mindset? 

  • Actively work to dismantle "fixed mindsets" in your course
  • Be explicit about the level of effort required to succeed in your course
  • Include challenging questions in your exams, assignments, and in-class discussions
  • Normalize failure in your course and emphasize failure as an opportunity to grow

Learn more from our experts on how to use iClicker to help your students develop a growth mindset. 

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