Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset

By Dr. Donna Wilson, Marcus Conyers
January 18, 2017

This article, written by two veteran researchers of brain and education science, presents five strategies to help struggling students develop positive outlooks on their learning capabilities. The authors outline the potential positive outcomes for students who have developed a growth mindset. The strategies the authors share include, creating student success files (a continually updated collection that provides evidence to help students internalize and remember their learning successes) and giving students agency to choose topics of interest.

This article offers tangible and adaptable strategies for any educator who is seeking to encourage and motivate struggling students. It also offers a digestible synopsis of growth mindset and its impact on students’ success.

Source Organization: Edutopia

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