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.
Watch how this first grade teacher provides specific feedback about the writing process to encourage growth mindset. By praising the process, the teacher emphasizes the strategies students use in their work and highlights how they contribute to the accomplishment of their goals.
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Learn how Lexia Reading Core5 provides continuous feedback on ongoing effort. After learners complete challenging activities, they receive feedback that emphasizes their persistence and effort, which supports a growth mindset.