Many of us teachers have seen the effect of helping our students develop a growth mindset — that their recognizing that effort trumps intelligence will result in success and better learning.
You can read more about this idea, coming out of the work of Carol Dweck, at The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”
Now, researchers have announced results of a study where they’ve actually peered into the brains of some who believe that effort is more important, and into the minds of those who believe that native intelligence is number one.
You can read about their work at Brains Get a Performance Boost From Believing Effort Trumps Genetics in TIME.
Here’s an excerpt: