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New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed | Communication design | Scoop.it

"Teaching students that intelligence can grow and blossom with effort – rather than being a fixed trait they’re just born with – is gaining traction in progressive education circles. And new research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential."


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 17, 2014 4:34 PM

New research on mindset. Definitely worth a read! 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, July 17, 2014 5:05 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

niftyjock's curator insight, July 17, 2014 6:04 PM

You can learn to be smarter, 

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5 Strategies For Creating A Genius Mindset In Students

5 Strategies For Creating A Genius Mindset In Students | Communication design | Scoop.it

"When we hear the word genius, certain people come immediately to mind—Albert Einstein in mathematics, or Warren Buffett in investing—but what exactly sets these people apart?

It’s easy to simply shrug and say to ourselves, “Those people are just different.  They have something most people don’t, and it’s as simple as that.”

But the steps taken to arrive at a place of genius are actually more concrete, and have less to do with innate talent, than you might think.

When it comes to cultivating intelligence, mindset is a huge factor..."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:34 PM

Learn about the characteristics of genius in this post as well as five strategies to create a growth mindset in children. Two are listed below:

* Perseverance

* Praise the process, not the person

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:35 PM

I love this! Help your students discover their inner genius. Thanks Beth