by Sarah D. Sparks Teachers have long been told to praise students’ effort, rather than simply saying they are “smart,” as a way to encourage students to think of their intelligence as something that can grow over time.
But teenagers can be a prickly, contrary bunch with a finely tuned skepticism for adults, and a new review of research in the journal Child Development suggests just praising the effort of middle and high school students to boost their “growth mindset” can have the opposite effect, with those adolescents praised becoming less likely to believe their work can improve their intelligence or skills.
by Stavros Yiannouka and Zineb Mouhyi When it comes to education, there is no one-size-fits-all model. However, governments still search for the one education system that will trump them all and produce the best outcomes for every child.
Three good reasons to consider moving from a school system to a diversified system of schools:
Different students have different needs. Students learn best when their learning is adapted to their context.
A diversified portfolio of schools is better equipped to deal with an uncertain future.
A systems of schools would allow for more experimentation and innovation.
Laura Truncellito- Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. firstname.lastname@example.org
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