Do We Perform Better Under Pressure?
"But let’s dig a bit deeper into the “stress is good for you” position. Some people make this claim less out of an interest in eliciting better performance than out of a conviction that kids need to be prepared to deal with hardship. [. . .] As far as I can tell, no evidence supports the hypothesis that today’s pressure, or exposure to unpleasantness, helps children cope with difficulties they’ll face tomorrow. Moreover, this strategy, like calls to teach kids “grit” or a “growth mindset,” is all about adjusting the individual rather than addressing the systemic factors that created the problem (for example, the unhealthy stress) for everyone."
The Difference Between Open-Minded and Closed-Minded People
If we want to have a student-centered classroom, we need to be open-minded in order to understand our students better and help them be successful. But although most teachers believe they are open-minded, students may see things differently when we dismiss their ideas, talk instead of listen, and so forth. Ray Dalio gives 7 ways you can tell if your actions are open- or closed-minded.
Read This First - Deconstructing Excellence
Prof. Daniel F. Chambliss spent 1.5 years studying the sport of swimming. How do athletes reach excellence? He found that "talent" is a fictional concept invented so we can be lazy and ignorant but not feel bad about ourselves.
How to get your students to speak 100% English
100% English is a bold claim, but the article has a few solid tips that teachers using a student-centered approach can use to inspire more English in the classroom.
How The Growth Mindset Can Harm Your Learning - Metalearn
Navigating the difference between understanding the Growth Mindset intellectually and using it effectively, this article highlights pitfalls teachers and students face in using Carol Dweck's influential ideas. It suggests practical measures to avoid misapplying the Growth Mindset.