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The REAL Impact of Praising Children By Michael Griffin

30th August 2017

Many people intuitively believe that praise leads to high self-esteem and a feeling of specialness, which in turn results in greater prospects for success and happiness. Do the facts support this? Surprisingly, links between high self-esteem and academic performance are questionable at best and seem to lower academic achievement at worst. How can this be?…

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Teacher Mindsets By Michael Griffin

8th August 2017

In educational psychology, much is said about the importance of cultivating growth mindsets in students. And rightly so, because students with a growth mindset work harder, embrace challenge, persist longer, learn from criticism, enjoy learning more and ultimate achieve more. It is very difficult to teach the “I’m just no good at maths/music/writing” etc. fixed mindset…

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