Last week I gave a talk at a local P.T.O. meeting, explaining to a room of parents why the phrase "it looks good to colleges" is a red flag, what the "Am I worthy?" mindset is, and why it's a better idea to treat college admissions like a relationship. After the talk, a woman asked if I had any books I could recommend. Of course I do! Here are four, in no particular order.
The first finding is that mindsets are even more important than many of us may think. McKinsey found that student mindsets--their attitudes and beliefs--are the best predictor of academic success....student mindsets are twice as predictive of students’ PISA scores than even their home environment and demographics."