Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset

The growth mindset is one of my favorite topics to read about because to me, under the hood of the lies love, empathy, and relationships.  I originally read and sharing this post on twitter and it got lots on interest so I wanted to make sure if was part of our library!

Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers write a great post called “Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset” that was shared on Edutopia.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

“Now we turn to the benefits of helping students who find school difficult maintain a positive mindset as they persist in the sometimes hard work required for learning. When failures mount, it’s easy to give up. A positive mindset focuses on the gains that are possible when students persevere through learning challenges. Here are five strategies to help struggling students develop a growth mindset.”

For me this reminds me of a previous post where I talked about Dr. Robert Brooks. He is a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and an established author.   He discusses the mindset needed to deal effectively with students.

Enjoy and remember – its always about the kids and providing them a positive environment where they feel loved, supported, and cared for is the LEAST that we could do as educators.

The featured image is borrowed from the article on Edutopia.


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