The article I read was based on the research of Dr. Carol Dweck. There is a large and growing body of evidence showing that students with a growth mindset achieve more and overcome challenges more consistently. It's also supported by contemporary research in psychology and neurology. "The brain is like a muscle." is a common metaphor, "Giving it a harder workout makes you smarter." Indeed, continuing research shows that IQ is malleable and can be increased.
In recent years, both anecdotal and rigorous evidence for Growth Mindset has increased with books, school programs, and parental training programs. Mindset Works is an advocacy organization dedicate to the concept. The result is an explosion of Growth Mindset interest in late 2015 and 2016.
And here are some recent examples:
- Eduardo Briceño keynote at iNACOL 2015 conference.
- Education World: Should How Teachers Develop 'Grit' and 'Growth Mindset' Be Better Reflected in Teacher Evaluations?
- Education Week: 'Growth Mindset' Touted by Companies, Ed. Groups in National Campaign
- What I Learned About Growth Mindset When Students Taught Me