Dweck Endless Praise

808 Words4 Pages
Dweck’s argument can be interpreted through an article written by Jane Lebak, "The Craze for Endless Praise". In Dweck’s article, she argues that at some point parents and teachers decided that above all else, self-esteem was the most important thing for kids to develop. Dweck asserts that "the biggest mistake was the belief that you could simply hand children 's self-esteem by telling them how smart and talented they are." (Dweck 2) According to Dweck, hand feeding these kids empty complements to boost their self-esteem has actually left kids vulnerable and essentially obsessed with how smart they are or if they did a good job. Furthermore, her argument can be compared to "The Craze for Endless Praise" by Jane Lebak. In her piece, Lebak argues…show more content…
In addition to Dweck’s article, you can further explore a similar idea in an article by author 's Michael Ford and Michael Opitz, called "Helping Young Children Discover The Joy Of Learning", In her article, Dweck states "It is the belief that intelligence can be developed that opens students to a love of learning, a belief in the power of effort and constructive, determined reactions to setbacks." (Dweck 2). Dweck argues that intelligence is developed and the more you apply yourself, the more you will achieve success. This argument is extended in an article by Michael Ford and Michael Opitz article "Helping Young Children Discover The Joy Of Learning" which they claim that "The theoretical foundation for joyful learning involves exploration of current thinking about motivation and engagement"(Ford, Opitz 2). A concern that teachers have is how to get their students motivated and engage in their learning on a day to day basis. Teachers realize that if a student is finding joy in their overall learning, they are more likely to continue being motivated and excel in their academic success. Students need to be motivated and remain engaged in the learning process, thus they find joyful learning. Sometimes it 's up to the teacher to motivate the children and motivation is critical to promote joyful learning. By teaching the students to have a growth mindset, teachers make sure there are four components to keep a student engaged and motivated: "attentiveness (they pay attention
Open Document