Sunday, March 12, 2017

You may need some help to get the job done.

From "Carol Dweck Says Theory of Educational Mind-Set Is Often Misunderstood" by Goldie Blumenstyk (Chronicle of Higher Education). See more at the Chronicle site  (subscription required) or at the Soundcloud podcast. For more cats inspired by Carol Dweck's writings and talks, see the Dweck Collection.
We have programs. They can be relatively short, but boy, we work on them for years, to have all the ingredients where students feel honored and respected by the program. We have exercises so they internalize. We show them how to apply it to their schoolwork. We make them not ashamed to go for help if they need it.

You may need some help to get the job done.

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