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Growth mindset may be key to smooth start in high school

One-off “days of welcome” or brief orientations are unlikely to help high-risk students successfully take on the high-school transition. School leaders should look to bigger picture tools to smooth their way. For instance, Stanford University’s Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS) has made a growth mindset program available to 9th graders for free. Transition programs need to be engaging and focused on motivating students to succeed in school.

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