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Getting Started: Growth Mindsets and Effective Effort in Your Classroom

Getting Started: Growth Mindsets and Effective Effort  in Your Classroom

 A growth mindset – the knowledge that one becomes more intelligent with effort - is being recognized more and more as something that we can cultivate in our students. If you would like some help getting started with cultivating growth mindsets by helping students learn about effective effort, this post is for you.

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Effort, Grit or Insanity?

Effort, Grit or Insanity?

If students are struggling, we want them to remain motivated, try harder, and stick with it. But what about the saying, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result"? If a student has tried to learn something, didn't succeed, tried the same thing again and again, and never felt progress, is he likely to think that trying yet again will yield results? And is that motivating or demotivating?

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Eduardo Briceño
Great! I, too, love opportunities to model that we're also learners, and model learning strategy-seeking. If we want students to... Read More
Thursday, 04 September 2014 19:30
Eduardo Briceño
That's right, absolutely! And a strategic retreat is also a time to reflect on what's working and not working, and what strategy ... Read More
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:31
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