Motivation Doesn’t Come From Focussing on Grades

Kids need to dream big dreams in order to grow and learn.  “A” just doesn’t seem quite big enough to me.  What does “A” really mean?  I think it means you remembered a lot.  I don’t think it necessarily means you grew and learned.

Research into “growth mindset” can help us understand some ways we can raise kids to be hardy, resilient, and persistent. It’s good for human brains!

 

Author: Judy

Educator, learner, thinker, innovator. With 30 years of teaching under my belt - 16 of those as a school based administrator who taught in the classroom every day - I am on a new venture as Principal of Special Projects. I'm no longer at "a" school - I'm at all of our schools. I no longer have a staff or students of my own. Instead, I think deeply about learning for all in our district. Students, teachers, support staff, me. This blog is my commitment to reading, thinking and learning about education and sharing it with all of the amazing educators out there.

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