Mindset Scholars Network: Research Brief

Use insights from mindset science to help nurture your students' natural drive to learn.

When we ask students to engage deeply in challenging content, we’re asking them to take risks and stretch themselves intellectually, which can be uncomfortable.

As educators, we can help students feel safe to take those risks by creating learning environments in which they feel that they belong, see their work as meaningful, and recognize that their intelligence is malleable and mistakes are opportunities to learn and grow.

Our partners at the Mindset Scholars Network created a research brief that synthesizes key findings from 40 years of research on mindsets and motivation that educators can apply to their classrooms. Read the brief to learn more about how to create a learning environment that nurtures your students’ natural desire to learn.

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Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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TNTP is the nation’s leading research, policy, and consulting organization dedicated to transforming America’s public education system, so that every generation thrives.

Today, we work side-by-side with educators, system leaders, and communities across 39 states and over 6,000 districts nationwide to reach ambitious goals for student success.

Yet the possibilities we imagine push far beyond the walls of school and the education field alone. We are catalyzing a movement across sectors to create multiple pathways for young people to achieve academic, economic, and social mobility.

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