Send messages that recognize student progress

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Building Students’ Growth Mindset

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Build students’ growth mindset

Send messages that recognize student progress

Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset demonstrates that students with fixed mindsets tend to view feedback as a reflection of their value or worth (Dweck, 2016). As instructors, we can help students accept feedback as an opportunity for learning and development by focusing on their growth or the progress that they have already made, along with offering specific feedback on areas for growth with opportunities to improve.

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