Thursday, October 23, 2014

Praising intelligence versus praising effort

Take 5 minutes to watch this profoundly interesting video on the effects of praising student intelligence versus praising student effort. In a nutshell, when we praise a student for his intelligence we force him into a posture of a fixed mindset. In contrast, praising a student for his effort has the ultimate effect of teaching that student to have a growth mindset.

Praising effort = GOOD
Praising intelligence = NOT SO GOOD