For Parents

Growth Mindset

Research has identified growth mindset as key to motivation and achievement, particularly for students at risk. Children with a growth mindset recognize that their ability and intelligence grows through effort, struggle, and even failure. Helping your child with learning challenges to set a goal and work toward achieving it is an important first step in growth mindset.

To learn more about growth mindset, view this webinar: Operationalizing Growth Mindset in the Special Education Classroom, Kendra Coates, M.A.T., M.S. (via YouTube)

Goal Setting

“The ability to set and meet goals, to persevere in the face of difficulty … are critical success predictors for students with disabilities, and they have a greater influence on success than academic achievement, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and IQ.”
–Predictors of Success in Individuals with Learning Disabilities: A Qualitative                                   Analysis of a 20-Year Longitudinal Study, The Frostig Institute (2003)

Download a Daily Goal Sheet

Author Webinar on Growth Mindset

Hear The Shadow Project Founder and Executive Director Christy Scattarella, M.A., read excerpts from her book, The Boy Who Learned Upside Down (Heron Press, 2014), along with a subsequent discussion on growth mindset, that was part of Learning Ally’s summer 2015 reading series.
Christy Scattarella Discusses Courage (via YouTube)