Scenic Middle School

Growth Mindset

A core component of Scenic Middle School’s Mission is the idea of fostering a “Growth Mindset” in our students.  The term “Growth Mindset” comes from the work of Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck. Her research has proven that success, especially related to school and learning, stems from students developing a “Growth Mindset” versus possessing a “Fixed Mindset” that tends to hinder their motivation and progress.  Changing even the simplest of these mindsets can have a profound impact on nearly every aspect of our lives.  Teams of teachers at Scenic are specifically focusing on designing and implementing strategies and practices intended to develop an increased “Growth Mindset” in our students.