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Dave Paunesku is co-founder and executive director of PERTS, a Stanford University center that scales up evidence-based innovations in order to advance educational equity. Dave’s work integrates learning sciences research, low-cost technologies, and strategic partnerships because he believes this integrated approach is critical to scaling up innovations to reach the millions of students who need them most.
In 2010, Dave pioneered a new methodology for the large-scale, cost-effective implementation and evaluation of mindset programs. His research showed for the first time that mindset programs can raise student achievement, even when administered using low-cost, easy-to-scale web modules. This approach has been widely imitated since, and Dave continues to push the field’s boundaries: He plays a key role in nearly all of the largest ongoing mindset program evaluations, and he has led partnerships that have disseminated mindset programs to millions of students.
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- Facilitating continuous improvement in classrooms and institutions (Part 2 of 4)
- Measure Learning Environments, Not Just Students, to Support Learning and Development
- Teacher Mindsets: How Educators’ Perspectives Shape Student Success
- A national experiment reveals where a growth mindset improves achievement
- Impact of a growth mindset intervention on key predictors of academic success in a nationally representative sample
- Learning mindset programs can elevate achievement of low-performing students at scale
- Findings from the pilot for the National Study of Learning Mindsets
- Mindsets on a national scale: Exploring the relationships between growth mindset, academic achievement, and family income in Chile
- Mindset programs that forecast common challenges prior to the transition of college can reduce achievement gaps
- Walking in their students’ shoes: Encouraging an empathic mindset about student behaviors transforms teachers’ discipline practices
- Brief intervention to encourage empathic discipline cuts suspension rates in half among adolescents
- When students zone out, zero in on their desire to “matter” in life
- Press release: Results from the National Study of Learning Mindsets
- Learning mindset programs at scale
- New evidence of growth mindset’s positive effect on achievement on a national scale—especially for low-income students
- How online exercises can equip college students for success, even before they get to campus
- Transforming teacher mindsets about discipline reduces student suspensions
- Mindset Scholars present current research at AERA 2016
- Amazon releases new resource to promote growth mindset in math class
- New Study Shows Where ‘Growth Mindset’ Training Works (And Where It Doesn’t)
- Don't Suspend Students. Empathize.
- Conquering the Freshman Fear of Failure
- A Growth Mindset Could Buffer Kids From Negative Academic Effects of Poverty
- A Growth Mindset May Counteract Effects of Poverty on Achievement, Study Says
- One Key to Reducing School Suspension: A Little Respect
- A Small Fix in Mind-Set Can Keep Students in School
- Preparing Students for College Challenges Reduces Inequality
- To Reduce Student Suspensions, Teachers Should Try Being More Empathetic
- Teachers Nurture Growth Mindset in Math