Modeling a Growth Mindset

Adopting and modeling a “growth” mindset, rather than a “fixed” mindset, is one of the most powerful things teachers and leaders can do to lay the foundation for innovation and achievement at their schools, particularly as they seek to implement and sustain online and blended programs. What is a growth mindset? According to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, individuals with a growth mindset believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others); whereas people with a fixed mindset believe their talents are unchangeable, innate gifts. When an entire organization embraces a growth mindset, people are much more likely to embrace challenges, persist through setbacks, and sustain the effort necessary to become a better version of themselves.

Learning Targets:

  • Modify existing online course expectations to support a growth mindset. (Example: retry grading policy)
  • Determine how to enhance your student feedback to encourage a growth mindset in your online/blended classroom.




Rolling enrollment through August 31, 2022

Course must be completed by September 30, 2022

This course is offered at no cost to Wisconsin educators*

*This project is supported by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Program to serve all Wisconsin public, tribal, charter, and private schools serving students in grades 4K-12 and Institutes of Higher Education and licensing centers for pre-service educators.