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This new animated video is pretty intriguing.

Though it doesn’t really use the term “growth mindset,” it talks about the concept using a slightly different perspective using research on “the locus of control.” It basically means that by praising effort instead of natural ability, motivation is increased because it is within the person’s control.

Obviously, not everything is within our students’ control – racism and other socio-economic issues affect that ability.

But I think this video’s perspective is a nice complement to the ideas of growth mindset, agency and deliberate practice – all which emphasis the importance of student self-efficacy.

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