New research from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (UChicago Consortium) shows the learning environments educators create can have a strong influence on students’ Academic Mindsets and Learning Strategies, and, ultimately, performance. Based on this research, we at UChicago Impact partnered with the UChicago Consortium to develop Cultivate, a survey and framework designed to support educators in creating the kind of learning environments that can change what students believe and how they perform.

This past fall, I joined my colleagues in bringing together a diverse group of education stakeholders, from school leaders to foundation leaders, to talk about how learning environments influence students’ grades. With the generous support of the I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation, we hosted a Breakfast Briefing on “Cultivating Learning Environments That Promote Positive Student Outcomes."