Have you had students who just didn’t seem to care about class? They may have shown up physically, but they were somewhere else mentally. They barely participated in class discussions, and their writing lacked the effort you tried so hard to encourage them to put forth. How do you combat this apathy? According to Stanford … Continue reading Fighting Students’ Apathy with a Growth Mindset Approach
Researchers like Peter DeWitt warn against having a fixed mindset when it comes to cultivating a growth mindset in class. For example, many instructors are at risk of falling into the trap of equating a growth mindset with effort. However, putting forth effort is just one facet of this mindset; students must also learn from … Continue reading Fixed on a Growth Mindset?