The effectiveness of growth mindset strategies on off-task time in a special education mathematics classroom
M.A. Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, Sydney J.
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
growth mindset, mathematics, off-task time, on-task time
Positive psychology; Mathematics--Study and teaching; Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; Autism
Science and Mathematics Education | Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of growth mindset strategies on off-task time and attitude in a special education classroom. This research was done using a two-group pretest-posttest design where students with IEPs will be compared to those who do not have IEPs. Student on-task time was monitored prior to the intervention to give a pre-assessment of each student's off-task time. During the intervention, the students' behaviors were observed for signs of improvement. Growth mindset strategies were implemented during each class as needed for improving the overall mood. Overall the results showed a decrease in off-task time and a slight change in classroom attitude. The results show that growth mindset may have a positive effect on student off-task time and potentially an effect on classroom attitude.
Ialacci, Alisa Marie, "The effectiveness of growth mindset strategies on off-task time in a special education mathematics classroom" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2671.