Growth Mindset in the Art Room

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Introduction 0:36

The Theory of Growth Mindset

An Overview of the Growth Mindset 2:01

How a Growth Mindset Compares to a Fixed Mindset 3:14

How to Develop a Growth Mindset in Students

How to Explain Growth Mindset to Students 5:08

The Importance of Finding Appropriately Challenging Work 3:44

Helping Students Understand Talent is Developed Through Effort 3:14

Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes 2:47

How to Gear your Classroom and Instruction Toward a Growth Mindset

How to Set Up Your Classroom to Foster a Growth Mindset 3:20

The Enormous Effect Language Has on Growth Mindset 3:41

How to Provide Effective Feedback 5:36

3 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset for Yourself

Try New Ideas in the Classroom 2:51

Look for Experiences Outside of the Classroom 3:04

Finding the Right PD 3:53


Conclusion 1:15

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Growth Mindset in the Art Room

2 PD Hours

  • 1 Discover the differences between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.

  • 2 Find out why helping your students develop a growth mindset can be a powerful tool for them to carry throughout their lives.

  • 3 Study reasons why the art room is the perfect place for students to practice a growth mindset.

Discover the popular theory behind the growth mindset model in this Learning Pack. Along the way, find out why developing this type of thinking is so important for both students and teachers. Learn how to shift your teaching practice and classroom setting to help your students develop a growth mindset, and explore how to develop your own version. Dramatically shift the way you teach and the way your students learn- both in and out of the classroom!

Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
Student Behavior
5.9 Demonstrates rapport with students
5.10 Manages behavior so the classroom environment is conducive to learning

Classroom Culture
5.12 Cultivates growth mindset/culture of learning
5.13 Works to build rapport and positive relationships with students

Professional Learning
6.4 Approaches professional development with enthusiasm and an open mind

Amanda Heyn

Amanda Heyn

Senior Editor

Amanda is the Senior Editor at AOE. She has a background in teaching elementary art and enjoys working to bring the best ideas from the world of art ed to the magazine each day.


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