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Praise & the fixed mindset April 2, 2009

Filed under: Education,Quotes — Ms.M @ 8:20 am

“Yes, children love praise. And they especially love to be praised for their intelligence and talent. It really does give them a boost, a special glow-but only for the moment. The minute they hit a snag, their confidence goes out the window and their motivation hits rock bottom. If success means they’re smart, then failure means they’re dumb. That’s the fixed mindset”

Mindset by Carol Dweck, p. 170

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