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Helping Your Child Develop a Growth Mindset

You may have recently heard about the importance of children having a growth mindset as part of the tools needed for success. We’ve even discussed its importance on One Voice Illinois. But how do you help your child develop a growth mindset?

The Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS), a research center in the psychology department at Stanford University, has collaborated with Raise the Bar to create The Mindset Kit, a free set of online lessons and practices to help teach and foster a growth mindset in children. The kit has a set of ten lessons aimed at parents that take about three minutes each to complete. The lessons are short videos, surveys, articles, and activities that will teach you:

The Mindset Kit also includes information and lessons for teachers, for mentors, and for professional development of educator teams. There is also a collection of practices, strategies, and lesson plans that teachers can use in the classroom to help foster a growth mindset in students.

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