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A Growth Mindset Intervention Can Change Students’ Grades if School Culture is Supportive

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  • Online sessions promoting a growth mindset can improve school performance, per study of 12,000 9th graders from 65 public high schools across the US.
  • Lower-achieving students earned slightly better grades following the program, and were more eager to enroll in hard classes.
  • Compared to other large-scale educational interventions, the effects of this program are substantial.
  • There’s a caveat -- for the program to work, support from parents, teachers and school administrators is required to create fertile ground for education and growth.
  • Study author says that this discovery begins a new era of mindset research.

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