More than just Praise for Effort


While reading this article based on an interview with Carol Dweck, I was happy to be reminded that developing a Growth Mindset is a process and that it’s not really possible to have a Growth Mindset all the time for everything!

No matter our positive intentions, there will be times as we travel through life that our mindset will be challenged, as with our students. So it is important to not only give students praise for their efforts but to also give them the strategies they need; to develop their skills, to take on learning challenges, to be successful and to develop their own growth mindset.

And also, to foster a love of learning and hope in their own futures!


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