New research collaborative at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences will advance understanding of learning mindsets that improve academic outcomes.

mindset-networkInterest in how students’ beliefs about learning and school shape their academic performance is growing rapidly. Research shows that when we help students understand they can grow their ability, feel a sense of belonging at school, and see the relevance and purpose of their studies, they are more motivated to learn and persist at challenging tasks.

Recognizing the potential for learning mindset research to help students get more out of...

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Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura