Praising students and the growth mindset.

Studying Carol Dweck`s (her site) work recently and I came across this video.

Research evidence shows that praising students for their effort rather than their intelligence can either make or break a child`s development.

Quality feedback is one of the most important tools a teacher can use to help student learn. To be a powerful tool, the feedback will need to be specific and provide students information about how they are doing at reaching a goal. According to assessment guru, Grant Wiggins (2012), the most effective feedback is “goal-referenced; tangible and transparent; actionable; user-friendly (specific and personalized); timely; ongoing; and consistent”(1). For explanations and examples of effective feedback, read the Wiggins’ article online at ASCD’s website (

(Quote from Wiggins, G. (2012, September). Seven keys to effective feedback. Educational Leadership, 70(1): 20-16)

Check out my storyboard on feedback.




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