‘When you struggle, you’re growing’

College students are more likely to succeed in remedial math classes if they’re taught that ability is malleable: The more you use your brain, the better it works.

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  1. Ruth Joy says:

    This is the approach taken by TFA. They tell their students that their brains are malleable – - and so, “work hard, get smart.”

  2. Jerry Doctor says:

    We have a saying in racing. (Actually we have a lot of sayings but this one applies here.) “If you aren’t getting beat you aren’t getting better.”

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