Student Experience Research Network Blog

New report on how teaching affects learning mindsets and engagement

Jess Hennessey

A new study by Mindset Scholar Ron Ferguson shows that specific components of teaching promote learning mindsets and engagement in the classroom.

Measurement matters

Lisa Quay

This post discusses a recent paper by Mindset Scholars Angela Duckworth and David Yeager on the state of how we measure non-cognitive skills and why they aren’t ready to be used for accountability.

Helping “first generation” students become “first graduates”

Lisa Quay

Mindset research helps unpack unique challenges faced by first generation college students and offers ideas for how to improve their success in college.

Can mindset research avoid the “oversold and underused” trend in school reform?

David Yeager

The Student Experience Research Network will create and share knowledge about where, when, and under what conditions mindset approaches are effective—and not—to avoid these ideas being “oversold and underused.”