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From Literature to Science: Should the Subject Affect How a Teacher Incorporates Growth Mindset?

Ed Surge – Jennifer Guido

“Last school year, I made drastic changes in my classroom management system. Due to a schoolwide initiative, my behavior “clip chart” system ended, and in turn, school rules were replaced with a language that promoted growth mindset. I was determined to epitomize this with my students and end hearing the dreaded, “I can’t do this”-esque language that can sometimes plague a lesson or project. I was on a mission to change the way students speak with themselves. The growth mindset isn’t anything new—people have been writing about it more frequently for the last few years. But just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s easy to create a pathway for students to embrace struggle and realize that their hard work and effort can actually help them become smarter.”(more)

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