"The Secret to Raising Smart Kids," by Carol Dweck
, an article in Scientific American, is a must-read for educators. This is a great overview of the researcher's investigations and philosophy.
At the beginning of the article: "Our society worships talent, and many people assume that possessing superior intelligence or ability—along with confidence in that ability—is a recipe for success. In fact, however, more than 30 years of scientific investigation suggests that an overemphasis on intellect or talent leaves people vulnerable to failure, fearful of challenges and unwilling to remedy their shortcomings."
From the article, you can learn about "mindsets," two views of intelligence.
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