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A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence is malleable. Deliberate practice, adaptive strategy use, and persistence in the face of setbacks grows your intelligence. Students will not reach their potential if they believe that struggling in school signals stupidity and that failure is permanent, pervasive, and personal. Cultivating a growth mindset lays the foundation for success, not only in the domain of academics. In this class, you will learn how to cultivate a growth mindset in yourself and in your students. Special emphasis will be given to understanding how the brain learns, effectively messaging growth mindset, praising process rather than performance, and integrating growth-mindset friendly practices into curricula.
Marianne Fallon, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science at Central Connecticut State University. Dr. Fallon has published articles in Teaching of Psychology and has presented pedagogical research at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, the Association of Psychological Science, and the Eastern Psychological Association. She has also authored Writing Up Quantitative Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences with Sense Publishers. Ever mindful of student success, Dr. Fallon has mentored many undergraduates (several of whom have won local and regional awards for their research), founded the peer tutoring program in Psychological Science, and serves as the faculty advisor for Psi Chi, the International Honor Society of Psychology. She won the Connecticut State University Trustees Teaching Award in 2010 and has been named a finalist for Central Connecticut State University’s Excellence in Teaching Award twice.