Reducing Fixed Mindset Behaviors

One of the best ways to promote a growth mindset is to help teachers get better at receiving feedback. If they can't hear and acknowledge the feedback you give, they can't learn from it and make changes. In this Mini we describe some of the common ways people deflect advice. We call them the Four Horsemen of Fixed Mindset. Watch these with the teachers you coach before you try to deliver feedback, and you'll be able to preempt some of those fixed mindset behaviors, allowing teachers to hear and interact with your advice.