Have you ever told your students, “You are so smart”?  Without meaning to, you are actually doing them a disservice, according to Carol Dweck, the psychologist who developed the idea of fixed versus growth mindset.  People have ways of thinking that can either support or hinder their intellectual growth. 

According to Dweck, a fixed mindset is one in which people believe their intelligence an...

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1st-3rd grade educators worked together to learn engaging ways to develop number sense. Students will develop fact fluency while playing games that use their number sense strategies. By learning their facts in this way, students are not merely memorizing, but rather learning to work with numbers flexibly.  “Low achievers are often low achievers not because they know less but because they don’t use numbers flexibly – they have been set on the wrong path, often from an early age, of trying to memorize methods instead of interacting with numbers flexibly.” Jo Boaler,  Stanford University, 2009

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