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The whole idea of growth mindset is to say yes they can. ~Carol Dweck


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She is visibly saddened to hear that her work has been interpreted in this way. “Teachers used to say, ‘Here’s a student who’s not very clever, they can’t really learn’,” she says. “The whole idea [of the growth mindset] was to say, ‘No, they can’. They can gain intellectual ability if you’re teaching them in the right way…It’s the educator’s responsibility to foster these attitudes, rather than labelling or stigmatising students for not having them.” 

Just like communication is the responsibility of the speaker, not just the listener. 

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