I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from the past. You can see the entire collection of best posts from the past thirteen years here.


I’ve posted a lot about a growth mindset, related research, and how I apply it in my classroom (see The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”).

New studies have now found that students learning about scientists who succeed through effort and exhibit a growth mindset can be more motivating to them than learning about scientific “geniuses.” Read about more about it at Sorry, Einstein: Hard workers may make better role models than geniuses.

Even though the studies focus on scientists, I don’t think it’s a great stretch to apply it to many other fields, too.