Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

01.25.16 On Praise: Carol Dweck and Beyond

I love Carol Dweck’s work and think Mindset should be required reading for educators, particularly as a guide to giving positive reinforcement to students.  To summarize briefly, she describes how important a growth rather than fixed mindset is to children in determining how much they learn.  If they love difficulty and challenge, if they say not,…