From The Blog
by Kara Milner
Psychologist Carol Dweck's "growth mindset" theory has become increasingly popular in the education world since her book Mindset was published in 2006. In a nutshell, Dweck argues that people possess two distinct attitudes: fixed mindsets (which assume that intelligence and talent are innate and inalterable traits, like height or eye color) and growth mindsets (which assume that abilities and knowledge can be developed through hard work and determination). By embracing the growth mindset, Dweck states, students gain “a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishments.” For them, setbacks become not failures, but opportunities to reflect, learn, and improve one’s knowledge and skills.
Great schools change everything.
And every child deserves a great school, no matter their background. Together with Rhode Islanders across the state, RI-CAN fights for the research-backed policies that will make sure they get one.
As the executive director of Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, a network of high-performing charter schools in northern Rhode Island, I see every day how the hard work of dedicated teachers makes this work not only possible, but palpable. Because we believe that every single "scholar" at BVP, 100 percent of them, have the potential to be great, and we believe that it is our job to ensure scholar success, success is happening. Read more...Jeremy ChiapettaFeb 12 2013