Ability is Expandable

Recommended Practice: Teach students that the brain grows when they practice and learn new material.

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Ability Is Expandable

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Learn about the importance of helping students realize that improving and expanding their academic abilities leads to success in math, science, as well as other subjects. This overview presents a...

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The Growth Mindset (Part 2)

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Dr. Carol Dweck describes how teachers can help girls develop a “growth” mindset. Related Files: The Growth Mindset (Part 1) (Video)

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Expert Interview

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The Growth Mindset (Part 1)

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Dr. Carol Dweck describes the “growth” versus “fixed” mindset and implications for girls learning math and science. Related Files: The Growth Mindset (Part 2) (Video)

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Instilling Confidence

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A high school associate principal discusses strategies to encourage girls in science classrooms. This interview highlights the need to provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their...

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School Example

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Helping Students Learn From Mistakes

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An elementary school math teacher describes a schoolwide effort to teach students that they can expand their abilities through hard work and effort. The schoolwide approach entails professional...

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Classroom Reading: You Can Grow Your Intelligence

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This classroom reading used at Green Valley Elementary School summarizes the research evidence supporting the claim that the brain can develop and change throughout life. Related...

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Sample Material

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Two Mindsets

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Nigel Holmes designed this diagram, based on the research of Carol Dweck, to describe how students with growth and fixed mindsets may respond to challenges, successes, failure, and criticism in...

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Teaching About Brain Plasticity

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Use the suggested classroom activities in this tool to teach students about the brain’s ability to grow in response to enrichment and practice activities. Related Files: You Can Grow Your...

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Learning Together About Academic Abilities (Part 2)

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Convene a follow-up in-service session about how to teach students that abilities are expandable using these suggested activities. Related Media and Files: Learning Together About Academic...

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Teacher Self-Reflection: Teach Ability Is Expandable

Girls in Math & Science > Ability is Expandable > Overview & Tools

Use this self-reflection worksheet to guide teachers’ understanding of messages and instructional strategies that may affect students’ beliefs about their abilities in math and science.

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Learning Together About Academic Abilities (Part 1)

Girls in Math & Science > Ability is Expandable > Overview & Tools

Convene a school in-service session about how teachers can help students develop accurate and positive perceptions of math and science abilities using these suggested activities. Related Media...

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