Providing feedback that focuses on the process of developing skills conveys the importance of effort and motivates students to persist when learning. When students believe that their skills can be developed through dedication and hard work instead of innate abilities, they can develop a growth mindset. Research has shown that this type of feedback is particularly supportive of marginalized students, especially for math achievement, as it helps them feel positive Emotion.
Watch how this second grade teacher encourages growth mindset in her students by focusing her feedback on the challenging process. By tasking them with challenging problems, they embrace struggle as part of the learning process and learn to persist.
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