Have you ever heard any of these comments from you students?
"I'm just not good at math"
"I'll never be good at reading."
This type of thinking emerges from a fixed mindset. A fixed mindset is the belief that our intelligence, abilities, and talents are fixed traits that are out of our control.
On the other hand, a growth mindset is the belief that through hard work and perseverance our intelligence, abilities, and talents can be developed.