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How to Motivate Students — or Not
New Lens on Learning: The Hidden Value of Motivation, Grit and Engagement

How to Motivate Students — or Not

Carol Dweck, a distinguished professor and the scholar most associated with the now-widespread concept of “growth mindset,” talks about new studies on the impact the idea has had in education. How should a student learn from failure? If you tell students that the brain can be trained, will they feel encouraged to put in additional effort? And is feeling motivated even enough — what interventions are necessary when a student tries her best but isn’t comprehending the material? In answering these questions, Dweck will describe new lines of work on how a growth mindset is (and is not) communicated to students.