In Other Words: Phrases for Growth Mindset

A Teacher's Guide to Empowering Students through Effective Praise and Feedback

Learn how to effectively bring growth mindset into your community and classroom by choosing impactful language

From the authors of the bestselling The Growth Mindset Coach, this handy companion is a must-have if you want to empower students through purposeful praise and feedback. Here are the key strategies, helpful tips and go-to phrases for helping students transition thoughts, words and actions into the growth-mindset zone.

Designed for ease of use and packed with over a hundred specific examples, this book offers a “say this, not that” approach to communication that will help you model and cultivate growth mindset in the classroom. For example:

Fixed Mindset
• You're so smart.
• You’re wrong.

Growth Mindset
• l like how you used different strategies to figure out these problems.
• That didn’t work out for you. How could you approach the problem differently?