Giving Compass' Take:

· Education Dive reports on the opinions of Dr. Michael Moody about equity issues in school and how a growth mindset is a great approach to address both the situation and its history.

· What factors should educators consider when approaching equity and inclusion in the classroom? Why is it important for teachers to also be learners on this matter? 

· Learn more about how a growth mindset can boosts classroom performance.

Attitudes can influence education. Most teachers would arguably acknowledge that a student’s attitude toward his studies will influence his or her engagement and, ultimately, academic outcomes. Fostering a growth mindset in students can have an effect on these results. According to a 2016 study, a growth mindset can even help counteract the effects of poverty on student achievement.

However, teacher mindsets are important as well. Teachers can sometimes express a subtle bias in dealing with students whose races, backgrounds, or beliefs differ from their own, and as a result, they may be unaware of these attitudes or the way they are affecting the classroom. Educators also need to adopt a growth mindset when it comes to equity issues if they are to be truly effective in solving them. These factors also affect the way teachers view the possibility of student achievement, and in certain cases, student achievement itself. In fact, a study by the Stanford Graduate School of Education indicates that a growth mindset in teachers may have more of an impact than a growth mindset in students.

Read the full article about addressing equity issues in school by Amelia Harper at Education Dive.