James Hamblin: The Impact Of Calling Children Smart

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Smart. A word that is defined as being very good at learning or thinking about things. The word smart has been used for a very long time, over this gracious period it has been questioned if the nature of this word is really as good as it seems. The idea that ¨100 percent is overrated¨ is a very accurate one. James Hamblin explains three impacts on students learning: vulnerability, limitation, and growth impacts.

The first impact of calling children smart is vulnerability. Vulnerability is a hard thing as humans, and even worse as a child. Its hard to make mistakes or do something wrong at these early ages because everyone makes their thoughts on you based on the shallowest of things. In the article it states ¨smart people develop

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