Carol Dweck and colleagues have researched the impact of simple, psychological interventions with students to address motivational or non-cognitive factors that influence student academic performance. Her research shows that this can matter even more than cognitive factors, and in fact, those students who have struggled the most, have the greatest benefit from these interventions. In this Journal Club, Joel Mercado and Kim Buttonow talked about the role of mindset and grit, and other motivational factors that greatly influence performance in an academic environment. In addition, participants discussed how these tools and curricula can be translated to our SBC interventions where staff and volunteer motivation and performance is important.
View the materials from the webinar:
- PowerPoint Presentation: Mindset, Grit, and other Motivational Factors
- Academic Tenacity: Mindsets and Skills that Promote Long-Term Learning
- Mindset Works
- The grit effect: predicting retention in the military, the workplace, school and marriage
- Grit: The power of passion and perseverance Ted Talk
- Carol Dwek’s Ted Talk