Mindset: the new psychology of success, how we can



The Spencer-Van Etten School Board and administrative team have recently done a book study on Mindset: the new psychology of success, how we can learn to fulfill our potential, by Carol Dweck.


Visit the MINDSET website.

Read a book review of MINDSET.


From the back cover:

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea – the power of our mindset.

Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success – but whether we approach our goals with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising our children's intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to improve in school, as well as reach our own goals - personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teacher, CEOs, and athletes already know, and show how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

Copies of the book are available at the Spencer and Van Etten Public Libraries.

Spencer-Van Etten
Central School District

16 Dartts Crossroad
Spencer, NY 14883


Office Hours:  8am-4pm

Dr. Joseph Morgan
Superintendent of Schools

(607) 589-7100

Laurie Cooper
Secretary to the Superintendent,
District Clerk,
Records Retention Officer


Jane St. Amour-Bradley
School Business Executive


Anne Frisbie
Purchasing Agent,
Benefits Coordinator


Jennifer Swayze
Public Information Coordinator


Jack Wiiki
Chief Information Officer


Christina Lampila
CSE Chairperson