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Free Growth Mindset Resources for Educators [web resource]

PERTSlogo161Students from underserved communities graduate from high school and college at far lower rates than their advantaged peers, and these achievement gaps powerfully perpetuate longstanding socioeconomic inequalities.

Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS) is an applied research center at Stanford University that helps educators apply evidence-based strategies to foster educational excellence and equity on a large scale.

PERTS believes properly scaling educational research can empower schools to reduce inequality and create better experiences for students and teachers. Explore some of the products, papers, partners, and some useful links that are related to PERTS’ research and work:

  • Read the PERTS blog for the latest news and research involving adaptive learning mindsets, and get perspective and guidance from psychology experts.
  • Quickly understand the prevalence and distribution of the various adaptive learning mindsets in your school or classroom with the Mindset Meter surveying tool.
  • The Mindset Kit is a free set of online lessons and practices designed to help you teach and foster adaptive beliefs about learning.

Free Growth Mindset Program for 9th Graders

Many students hold debilitating beliefs about their intelligence. They believe things like, “I’m not smart enough” or “This subject just isn’t for me.” These beliefs can be especially damaging during the academically and socially challenging transition to high school.

Growth Mindset for 9th Graders is an evidence-based program designed to increase students’ engagement, motivation, and ultimately success by laying the foundation for a growth mindset. The program is delivered in two 30-minute sessions and includes survey questions, short reading passages, and brief reflection exercises.

This program is offered at no charge due to financial and programmatic support from The Character Lab, the Bezos Family Foundation, and the Raikes Foundation.

Interested in research? The PERTS team has produced several groundbreaking research papers in the field of psychology. Read selected research articles here.


CHC offers free community education sessions for educators. Join us to learn practical teaching strategies you can use in your classroom to help more kids reach their promise and potential. Educator sessions are led by experienced educator/clinician teams from Sand Hill School and CHC.

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