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Area 7 & 8 Growth Mindset

A list of videos, articles and sites to support the development of Growth Mindset strategies.

Growth Mindset Cheer!

A growth mindset cheer co-created by Mrs. O'Neill and her Cardinal Leger TCDSB Grade 3 students! First presented at our school's Growth Mindset Assembly on April 8th, 2015.

Growth Mindset: "Leger kids can do anything!"

The Grade 5 and 6 students from Ms. Bertin's class bringing the growth mindset message to the students of Cardinal Leger. Inspired by Hedley's "Anything".

Growth Mindset at Leger: "The Power of Yet" Tribute

A collaborative effort from Ms. Volpe, Ms. Scott and Ms. Sgroi's classes. Many thanks to our Grade 7 choreographers. This performance was inspired by Sesame Street and Janelle Monae. It's not that you can't do it, it's just a matter of yet!

Carol Dweck - A Study on Praise and Mindsets

For over a decade Carol Dweck and her team studied the effects of praise on students. This study involved a series of experiments on over 400 5th graders from all over the country. The results will blow your mind.


The Sentis Brain Animation Series takes you on a tour of the brain through a series of short and sharp animations. If you are interested in using our videos for private or commercial purposes, please complete our online application form: The fourth in the series explains how our most complex organ is capable of changing throughout our lives.

Sesame Street: Janelle Monae - Power of Yet

Do you want to grow up to be an author, an astronaut, a scientist, or a doctor? That's great! But maybe you don't know how many bones are in an arm or even how to spell...yet. Believe in yourself, work hard, stay focused, and one day you'll get to where you want to be.

Elon Musk - Work ethics, Principles, Attitude, Failure - Pearls of Advice.

An analysis of Elon Musk's beliefs, work ethics, strategies. His attitude towards a product, consumers and criticism. His first principles approach to problems and tenacity is worth appreciating. However the highlight of his character is his attitude towards failure. Clips from elon musk interviews, elon musk commencement speech.

Keep Moving Forward

"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney Keep Moving Forward. A life lesson from the Disney film: Meet the Robinsons.

Let's teach our kids to "fail forward" | Ramy Mahmoud | TEDxPlano

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The TEDxPlano 2014 theme was "On The Verge" -- As a teacher who "touches the future," Ramy Mahmoud lives On The Verge. Ramy was born in Cairo, Egypt and moved to the Dallas area when he was just 4 years old.

Growth Mindset

Explore Martha Werner's board "Growth Mindset" on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas

Math Mistakes

Examples of Real World math mistakes that can used to help develop student thinking. These were used in support of develop the Boaler math norms at Cardinal Leger.

You Can Learn Anything

Khan Academy is on a mission to unlock the world's potential. Most people think their intelligence is fixed. The science says it's not. It starts with knowing you can learn anything. Join the movement at

Mindset Kit - Home

The Mindset Kit is a free, online resource designed to help educators and parents learn about adaptive academic mindsets, learn practices that promote these mindsets, and download activity ideas. A forthcoming Educator Community will let interested educators upload their own ideas and connect with others to discuss mindsets and mindset practices.

Raising Academic Achievement | PERTS

A Stanford University research center helping to raise student's academic achievement across the nation.

Growth Minset

Explore Jennifer Saul's board "Growth Minset" on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas


Pinterest search for "Growth Mindset".

Inspiring Students to Math Success and a Growth Mindset

Hi youcubians, I am excited to announce a new youcubed initiative. We know that many of you are dedicated youcubians and thousands of you use our materials in your classrooms and in work with others. Read More ...Throughout my schooling years, I had enough experiences with math that I was left feeling stupid and incapable of doing it...