How NOT to Support a Student Who Is Struggling

How Not to Support a Student Who Is Struggling (and What To Do Instead)

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes Last week, we looked at a study which found that having a fixed mindset1 as a teacher, can have a pretty negative impact on students’ learning. Where not only do they enjoy class less, but their grades suffer as well (you can read that here). And why is that? Well, it seems that we tend to communicate our mindset beliefs to students in many subtle ways. Which in turn leads students to worry more about being evaluated negatively by the teacher…