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01.25.16 On Praise: Carol Dweck and Beyond

I love Carol Dweck’s work and think Mindset should be required reading for educators, particularly as a guide to giving positive reinforcement to students.  To summarize briefly, she describes how important a growth rather than fixed mindset is to children in determining how much they learn.  If they love difficulty and challenge, if they say not,…


06.12.13 Questions about Dweck

Got a note from a veteran teacher in Virginia about Carol Dweck. I actually get versions of this question pretty often so I figured I’d reply in blog-form. She wrote: I wonder what you think of the work of Carol Dweck. Do you think that her Fixed vs Growth Mindset theory and Brainology curriculum designed to…