C1 fixed mindset or growth mindset?
– In one year kindergarten students who could not hold a pencil reached the top 5% of the national achievement test.
– In one year 4th grade math students who were “way behind” became the #1 math 4th grade math students on the state of N.Y. math test.
– In a year to a year and a half native American students on a reservation went from the bottom of their district to the top of their district (The native American students outscored the rich students)
What can the teacher reward and praise to help the student develop a growth mindset ?
What did the worst students change to become the best students ?
The meaning of Effort and Difficulty were transformed:
Before: Effort and Difficulty made them feel dumb, made them feel like giving up.
After: Effort and Difficulty engaged their neurons and made them feel like they were getting smarter.
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