No to “now”, yes to “yet”
Posted December 26, 2014on:
This TED talk goes beyond this juicy question.
The speaker, Carol Dweck, described a school where students were not given a fail grade if they did not not exhibit mastery. Instead, they were graded “not yet”.
This could lead to a deprogramming of wanting results, products, or grades now, and lead to a focus on resilience, effort, and self-motivation.
Dweck recommended a few strategies for promoting “yet” and dissuading “now”:
- Praise processes, not products or innate traits
- Reward effort, strategy, and progress
- Show paths for learner progress
- Talk to learners about growth mindsets