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New Study Connects Growth Mindset & “Bouncing Back” From Mistakes

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Kids should pay more attention to mistakes, study suggests is the headline of a Science Daily report on a new study.

The study finds, to no one’s surprised, that people with a growth mindset bounce back from mistakes more easily than those with a fixed mindset.

Here’s an excerpt:

Here’s more on what the researchers say:

Many parents and teachers shy away from addressing a child’s mistakes, telling them “It’s OK, you’ll get it the next time,” without giving them the opportunity to figure out what went wrong, Schroder said.

“Instead they could say: ‘Mistakes happen, so let’s try to pay attention to what went wrong and figure it out.'”

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The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures

The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”

 

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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