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YET Poster for Encouraging Growth Mindset

I created a YET poster to hang in my classroom.

yet poster to encourage growth mindset

This poster was inspired by Ilana Horn’s Strength in Numbers: Collaborative Learning in Secondary Mathematics.  

In the book, Ilana Horn talks about how the word “yet” is missing from our students’ vocabularies.  If a student says, “I can’t do this,” we need to correct them.  They can’t do this YET.  This goes right along with what I’ve learned from reading Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.  Adding the word “yet” can potentially change a statement from the fixed mindset to the growth mindset.