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How Can We Help Our Students Develop a Growth Mindset?

This week's "question of the week" is:

What are actions teachers can take to help their students develop a growth mindset?

I'll let author, educator, and researcher Carol Dweck define what this means:

Individuals with a fixed mindset believe that their intelligence is simply an inborn trait--they have a certain amount, and that's that. In contrast, individuals with a growth mindset believe that they can develop their intelligence over time.

You can also find more resources about the concept here.

Please share your thoughts in the comments, or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me.

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