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.
Watch how this teacher describes a first-grade student's perseverance to model the process of improving student work through critique, feedback, and revision. By walking through each draft and asking for feedback, the teacher highlights the overall process and growth rather than just the final product.
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