Learning Myths

posted Aug 29, 2017, 1:32 PM by Laurie Vent   [ updated Aug 29, 2017, 1:32 PM by Tim Pohlman ]
One of the best things parents can do to encourage learning is to praise their child's effort. Don't tell them they are "smart". Instead say, "Wow, Mary, you really worked hard on this. Great job!" Research by Carol Dweck and others has shown that praising effort, rather than ability, is more likely to motivate students to continue learning and improving. 
Unfortunately, there are many myths out there about learning and learning how to learn. Here is a great article that includes a quiz to test your knowledge of learning myths: