The Perils And Promise Of Praise Analysis

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In the article “The Perils and Promises of Praise”, author Carol S. Dweck demonstrates many ways in which a teacher should praise students in a way that can impact them to become a better student. “The wrong kind of praise creates self-defeating behavior. The right kind motivates students to learn.” (Dweck 7) There are two different types of mindsets students have, and a few ways educators can impact these minds. There are many students who have what is known as a “fixed mind-set” meaning they believe they cannot learn anything past what they believe they are capable of learning. In the article, Dweck states, “Students with this fixed mind-set become excessively concerned with how smart they are” (Dweck 7). These types of students search for ways in which they can show their intelligence without having to work hard. Students with this type …show more content…

These students believe that the brain can work harder to aquire more information. It may mean putting in more effort in studying, but it will be worth it as a result. With this mind-set, students take in effort as a positive thing. A student who has a growth mind-set puts in hard work studying, and looks for different ways to approach the problem. Many educators praise students in the wrong way, promoting the wrong type of mind-set. Some educators hand student’s intelligence praise which leads the students to have a fixed mind-set. By praising students to improve the work they complete, they are helping them to discover a growth mind-set and teaching them to become successful. After all, handing students confidence without the effort of hard work sets them up for a fixed mid-set; they will never believe they can further the education they

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