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How can I model a growth mindset?

< Teaching Channel Guide to Growth Mindset

Your students learn by watching you every day, so it’s important that you model having a growth mindset. Show them that you’re a learner — that you set challenging goals for yourself, ask for feedback, learn from mistakes, and try new strategies to reach your goals. Tell them about your struggles and share with them your successes. Here at Teaching Channel, we’re here to help you do that. Explore the resources on this page for tips and inspiration for how to show your students you love to work hard at getting better too!

The Tch Laureate Bunch

Get Better Together

Begin by getting a little inspiration from the Teaching Channel Laureate team. Watch the video to learn about them, and then check out their stories to learn what they’ve been working on in their practices.

Blog Posts on Tcher Growth Mindset

Check out the ways in which other educators are setting goals to get better:

Video Lounge:

Take a moment to get inspired, reflect, and set your own goals.

In this interactive video, listen to National Teachers of the Year reflect on their own teaching and growth, and then join the discussion by sharing something from your own practice.

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In order to model a growth mindset, we need to learn and grow from feedback, just as we ask our students to do. Read this blog for tips for getting beyond “nice job” when giving and receiving feedback.

Teacher Time Outs

Making Learning Public Through Teacher Time-outs

Show your students that teachers are constantly growing their practices.

Watch this video to see how you and your colleagues can use teacher time-outs to improve teaching and learning.

Authentic Feedback

Getting Better Through Authentic Feedback

Model a growth mindset through your willingness to hear from your students and try new strategies based on their feedback.

In this video, Tch Laureate Sean McComb shares how he uses a student focus group to gather feedback from his students.

Using Video to Improve Practice: Do It Yourself!

Using Video to Improve Practice: Do It Yourself

Another way to get feedback on your practice is to ask yourself. It may make you uncomfortable at first, but consider it part of your own productive struggle!

Watch how Sarah Brown Wessling uses video as a way to reflect on her own practice.

Check out the Mind Set Kit from our partners at PERTS

Take a look at The Mindset Kit’s resources for professional development around growth mindset by clicking here.

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