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Dr. Afiya Fredericks    

Project Implementation Manager at Mindset Works

Dr. Afiya Fredericks is the Project Implementation Manager at Mindset Works, where she currently manages the Mindset Works implementation in approximately 15 schools in DCPS. She was introduced to the growth mindset at the onset of her graduate career. Since then, she has studied the growth mindset throughout her Masters and Doctoral studies. For her dissertation, Dr. Fredericks conducted an intervention using Brainology®, which resulted in significant gains in math scores after teaching fourth and fifth grade minority students a growth mindset.

Fredericks delivers talks and workshops for educators and leaders including sessions with Carnegie and Washington DC public schools.

Dr. Fredericks received her B.A. in psychology from the University of the Virgin Islands. She was born and raised on the island of St. Croix and enjoys traveling home, eating great Caribbean cuisine and planting her feet in the golden sand, while taking in magnificent views.


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Fostering Academic Success for our Future Leaders

The Impact of a Growth Mindset Intervention on the Mathematics Perofrmance of Elementary Students in the United States

Growth Mindset in Mentoring

A growth mindset, the understanding that intelligence grows with effort and practice, and other "non-cognitive performance factors" have emerged as concepts and strategies that hold the promise of significantly boosting youth success, even of reducing the education gap. The workshop presenters will discuss research-based methods, findings, challenges, and new approaches for helping youth shift and develop a growth mindset through mentoring. The workshop presents findings, challenges, and approaches for building a growth mindset through mentoring. Participants will engage in discovering their own mindset and learning techniques to empower themselves and others to increase their intelligence, reduce stress, and learn effectively.


Afiya Fredericks, Howard University Professor Returns to Woodson Jr. H.S. to Mentor Students

(V.I. Source Publications) – After lecturing at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) recently, Howard University Professor Afiya Fredericks stopped over at the John H. Woodson Junior High School, her alma mater, to share with students her experiences and journey towards earning a Ph.D. In her presentation, Dr. Fredericks outlined the steps she had taken to become successful and encouraged the junior high school students to follow closely in her footsteps.

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