A growth mindset is the understanding that we can develop our abilities and intelligence. Research has shown that our implicit beliefs about the nature of intelligence can have a great impact on our achievement. Dr. Dweck, who first coined the terms "fixed mindset" and "growth mindset," explains how a growth mindset leads to a focus on learning, increased effort, and a willingness to learn from mistakes.
ScootPad motivates students and builds a growth mindset with constructive feedback. Students start to embrace challenges and believe in effort as the path to mastery and higher achievement.
Students are greeted daily with auto-generated growth mindset messages reinforcing their focus on effort and learning from mistakes. Teachers can also fully customize and deliver their own growth mindset messages.
Goal setting gives students long-term vision and short-term motivation. Having sharp, clearly defined goals, which students can measure, will allow them to take pride in accomplishing those goals.