From NPR — Lenox Acadmeny in Brooklyn is trying to teach perseverance and resilience to middle school students. They never use the word “gifted” or “smart”. Those words suggest a natural ability. The problem is students who think they have natural ability struggle when they face increasing challenges. The school uses a growth mindset, a phrase developed by Standford University Professor Carol Dweck. “[K]ids who believe success comes from effort are grittier and ultimately do best.”
Read (or listen) to the full story at On The Syllabus: Lessons In Grit : NPR.