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EdCiruit: Grit, Growth Mindset and the Backlash against Both

EdCiruit: Grit, Growth Mindset and the Backlash against Both

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EdCircuit has reprinted a popular article originally published by the Learning Counsel on grit and growt mindset.  As Betsy Hill, president of BrainWare Learning and author of the article explains, the valence of the terms is different and both have been extolled by some educators and then criticized by others.  The attraction for educators is clear  – getting students to keep at the hard tasks of learning — but they both fall short for largely the same reason.  Neither really tells educators how to help students build learning capacity and their confidence in taking on challening learning tasks.

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