Don’t say: “Well done Jenny, you are a clever girl.”


Carol Dweck looked at the impact of praise. Specifically the type of praise that learners receive. Her research has shown that praise linked to reassuring learners about their intelligence or talent is detrimental to their view about their abilities. It reinforces ideas that their achievements are a consequence of IQ or other finite innate ability. Dweck’s research has demonstrated the importance of praise that recognizes effort (Practice, study, persistence and good strategies). Www.teachit. so


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