Helping Students Succeed By Promoting Adaptive Beliefs: Learning Mindsets and How to Impact Them
Description: This talk will provide an overview of the research on learning mindsets and how subtle differences in the framing of praise, critical feedback, and responses to failure can support children in developing adaptive mindsets and becoming engaged learners who can rebound more quickly from adversity.
Students’ mindsets–whether they believe intelligence can be developed, whether they feel like they belong at school, and whether the see the value of their coursework–affects their motivation and resilience. When students are supported in developing adaptive beliefs, they are more willing to take on challenging work, more open to critical feedback, more likely to persist through setbacks, and more resilient to difficult life experiences.
Jacquie Beaubien, has spent the last eight years working with educators and researchers on translating learning mindset research into practice in order to improve student motivation and achievement. She recently stepped down as Senior Program Manager for PERTS––the Project for Education Research That Scales––at Stanford University in order to focus her attention on working with educators and education organizations to develop deeper training programs for educators and immersive learning mindset organizational cultures. Her work has, from the beginning, focused on building collaborative relationships with education partners and deepening researchers’ understanding of education stakeholders needs and practical constraints. Jacquie recently completed her Ed.D in Educational Leadership at UCLA.