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: Loyal reader and educator Steven made this astute point about last week’s lead article
on growth mindset:
As educators looking for the “fix,” we exploit many of these theories and then don’t appropriately use them to enhance our teaching. We use them as the “pills” or a replacement for skill building. Exploring growth mindset might help to reach kids, but direct, explicit, consistent skill-building is the only clear path to learning — academically, socially, and emotionally.
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