Date of Award


Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Multidisciplinary Studies – Museum Studies, M.S.


Center for Studies in Creativity


Susan Keller-Mathers

First Reader

Susan Keller-Mathers


This project outlines the importance of a growth mindset into the middle school classroom in urban education. Through intensive research and experimentation in the classroom, it was determined that there is a genuine need for growth mindset in the urban classroom due to the factors that make up a middle school classroom in an urban setting. In personal experience, the project highlights some of the intentional decisions and lessons learned from how students interacted with a growth mindset as well as looking at lessons learned by the instructor. Also highlighted are ways in which a growth mindset could be useful in curriculum development and student achievement for years to come. This project’s view on growth mindset extends to outside of the classroom to involve impact that it could have on students personal and professional lives as well.