Mindset - PI

How to use this site

Welcome to The Villages Charter School site on Mindset. On the left you will find links to different lessons to learn more about Mindset. You can view the lessons in any order. Once you view a lesson there is an option to submit a survey, where you will answer a few questions about the information you just reviewed.

If you are interested in earning PI information hours you must complete the survey for each lesson.

You may only complete each lesson survey one time, any duplicate submissions will not count for additional PI time.

Each lesson completed may be eligible for 0.5 hours of PI time.

Please note, each survey may only be submitted once per household.

What is Mindset?

Research completed by Dr. Carol Dweck states that the way our students think impacts their attitude toward learning and how they perform in our classrooms.

  • 90 percent of students who are praised for effort instead of abilities ask for new challenging tasks and persevere in solving them.
  • Students who are praised for effort view challenges as a way of learning, and embrace them.
  • Students praised for abilities reject the opportunity for a challenge in fear they will not be able to perform as expected. These students are also more likely to lie about their performance when they do not feel they have succeeded on a task.
  • Students who are praised for being smart (abilities) are less likely to take risks in their learning and if they do not perform well or things do not come easily. They shut down because they no longer feel smart.
  • Students praised for hard work (effort) may find it hard to understand why another student would not want to challenge him- or herself and learn.

For more information visit - Florida Department of Education - Mindset