As teachers, we have the power to create an environment where students are questioning everything and are excited about trying to find answers. By creating these experiences in our classrooms, students take ownership of their learning and develop an intrinsic motivation to continue learning.
The idea of the growth mindset is derived from the work of Carol S. Dweck. Dweck is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.
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