"Convincing students that they could make themselves smarter by hard work led them to work harder and get higher grades. The intervention had the biggest effect for students who started out believing intelligence was genetic."
What if students understood that "intelligence is highly malleable and can be developed by hard work…that learning changes the brain by forming new…connections and that students are in charge of this change process?"
This is what we instill in our students every day; this is why our students' skills, grades, and confidence quickly and dramatically improve.
“I’m just not a math person.” We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people”…