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This quote goes along well with the Problem Based Learning (PBL) model. Students are capable of gaining content knowledge and deepening their thinking skills when given the opportunity to solve open-ended problems. What are the keys to successful PBL? Edutopia has a 5 part video series that will help guide you.
Do your students have a fixed mindset or growth mindset? Telling our students that they need to have a growth mindset can backfire. It has been shown that a more scientific approach has a bigger impact. Students need to be shown how the brain can get stronger and smarter with new learning. This Khan Academy video is a great resource for introducing this concept.
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