This literature review discusses how effective a growth mindset can be in the classroom. The review begins by exploring the differences in fixed mindsets and growth mindsets. Fixed mindsets believe an individual is naturally talented or gifted, while growth mindsets believe that individuals can grow their ability or talent. This review discusses studies that have proved the importance of a growth mindset in literacy, mathematics and science classrooms. It then continues to give recommendations for fostering a growth mindset in the classroom to ensure learners are working at the best of their ability and achieving their goals.