Student Experience Research Network Blog

Mindsets and the learning environment: A deeper look into “psychologically-wise” classroom practices

Jess Hennessey

Geoff Cohen and Tanner LeBaron Wallace discuss how they’re using a large video dataset to explore teaching practices that support students’ development of learning mindsets.

Student Experience Research Network featured in Education Week’s Big Ideas for 2018

Lisa Quay

The Student Experience Research Network’s Executive Director, Lisa Quay, is a featured columnist in Education Week’s “10 Big Ideas in Education” for 2018. She describes how insights from research on motivation can help close the gaps between mindset science and practice.

A new Student Experience Research Network steering committee for the new year

Jess Hennessey

The Student Experience Research Network has created an interdisciplinary scientific steering committee to guide its work to advance scientific understanding of learning mindsets.

New research synthesis: Research-based principles for environments that nurture motivation

Jess Hennessey

This post provides an overview of the Network’s new research synthesis exploring how insights from mindset science can optimize the design of educational environments in K-12 and postsecondary settings.

Mindsets and the learning environment: Relationships between school climate and students’ sense of belonging

Jess Hennessey

Matthew Kraft discusses his project that aims to find trends in students’ reported sense of belonging, and how the trends vary by school context.

Mindsets and the learning environment: How teachers’ mindsets about mathematical ability influence their practice

Jess Hennessey

A new project being led by Mindset Scholar Andrei Cimpian explores how teachers’ perspectives on math ability relate to their classroom practices.

Mindsets and the learning environment: Using data science to unlock relationships between mindsets, college success, and context

Jess Hennessey

Mindset Scholar Sidney D’Mello leads this project on relationships between learning mindsets and college success and how family, school, and neighborhood contexts influence these relationships.