Teachers can help students understand that learning involves effort, mistakes, and reflection by teaching them about their malleable brain and modeling their own learning process. When students are taught about brain malleability and that intellectual ability can be developed over time with effort, they are more resilient when they struggle. Showing students that teachers, too, are learners who struggle and persist through challenging work also models the importance of continuous growth.
Starting at 1:41, watch how this elementary teacher encourages growth mindset in her classroom. Although she does not explicitly model growth mindset, she describes using peer feedback, challenge questions, and opportunities for revision as ways to emphasize growth and perseverance in the classroom.
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