What is Growth Mindset?

Growth Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck. Through decades of her research on achievement and success, Growth Mindset is a simple idea that can make all the difference for our students.

In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. 

Growth Mindset is the understanding and belief that a person's most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishments. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in all aspects of our lives.