Executive Book Summary

Mindsets in the Classroom (Mary Cay Ricci)

Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools

titleMindsets in the Classroom presents the reader with much food for thought redefining how students learn. It references research on the malleability of the brain and encourages teachers who engage with learners to adopt the growth mindset that will influence how the learning environment is created for learners to thrive. Not only does Ricci present information, but useful resources are provided for teachers and administrators to use as the practical application of a growth mindset is purported. All stakeholders in the learning journey are addressed, as the author recognizes the community approach that must be taken towards the achievement of learning for all.

Video Overview – Mindsets in the Classroom


Growth mindset positive self-thought:


Students must understand that intelligence is constantly changing based on effort, persistence and motivation. (Ricci 2013)


Ricci, M. (2013). Mindsets in the Classroom: Prufrock Press Inc.