3. Nurturing a Growth Mindset

When things don’t go as planned, for example, when the strategies we set don’t work well or when we don’t get the grade we had hoped for and we’re challenged with a new course, it can feel discouraging. Often, we may end up believing that we just can’t learn something or are simply not “good” students, and we focus more on comparing ourselves to others and worrying about how we might look if we fail. When we’re faced with challenges and thoughts like these, having a growth mindset can help us change our thinking so we can stay motivated and on track.

This series on mindset will introduce you to the concept and research behind growth mindset and how developing a growth mindset can help us learn and develop new skills, including becoming a self-regulated learner.

Three Ways to Spot a False Growth Mindset Video Transcript (.pdf)

To download the activity in an Alternative Format (.docx) click 

An editable template version (easily add/replace the content) of this activity is now available for you to use and customize to fit your needs.


Complete List of Templates

How to Develop a Growth Mindset Infographic (.pdf)



Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Envision YU - Tools for Student Success Copyright © by Envision YU, York University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Share This Book