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Friday, September 13, 2013

Here is some great research on the power of a "growth mindset" that supports much of the research on metacognition. Enjoy...courtesy of ASCD SmarBrief.

Instructional model focuses on students' attitudes, beliefs about their abilities
Students who believe they can become more intelligent and learn skills through effort have a "growth mindset" while students with a "fixed mindset" tend to believe they are born with the traits and can become discouraged by failure and reluctant to try, according to psychologists and researchers. Helping students use a "growth mindset" is gaining ground in schools as a strategy to improve student achievement; it focuses on challenges, learning from mistakes and maintaining confidence after failure. This article includes a short exercise by Mindset Works, a California-based company with "Brainology" curriculum in schools across the country, to determine one's own mindset. Education Week (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org) (9/11)
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