Debunking the Genius Myth

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Two authors use the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to try and convince teens, with lots of pop culture references and humor thrown in, that understanding how their brain learns can…
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Susan Grigsby‘s insight:

This is powerful stuff: How students think about learning makes a difference in what they’re able to achieve. Groundbreaking research conducted by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck has shown that when students take on a growth mindset – one in which they believe that the brain is malleable, and they can improve at a task with effort – they handle setbacks better and improve academically.

I’m gratified to see research bearing this out. Now if we could just figure out a way to keep that growth mindset in place when kids go home to negative environments…

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