Maybe the most important thing our students can develop is a Growth Mindset. This series of mini-articles suggests some ways that we can assist our students to develop a GM.
“Students know they can develop their skills and talents through effort and persistence, as well as being receptive to lessons and feedback. They generally believe they can improve through hard work and trying new learning methods.”
How to help students develop a Growth Mindset:
Give feedback and praise that highlights the value of planning and trying different learning strategies. Effort is important, but only if it is also matched with the willingness to try new, different approaches when things aren’t working well. Our interactions with students need to model this also.
Prodigy Game. “10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students.” Prodigy Education, www.prodigygame.com/main-en/blog/growth-mindset-in-students/