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In Other Words: Phrases for Growth Mindset

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

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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?

Annie Brock is a former high school English teacher, library media specialist, and coauthor of the best-selling book The Growth Mindset Coach. She currently works as a freelance writer and educational technology consultant. Annie has a degree in journalism from Kansas State University and earned her secondary English education credentials from Washburn University. She is also the coauthor of The Growth Mindset Playbook, In Other Words: Phrases for Growth Mindset, and My Growth Mindset Journal, and the author of Introduction to Google Classroom.

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