Stanford professor Carol S. Dweck discusses how teachers can promote growth-mindsets in their classrooms, leading to higher confidence among students. She emphasizes that teachers must first create a culture of risk-taking, where it is the process, and not the outcome, that is the most important part of mastering a new concept. To do this, teachers must create discussions that focus on accepting challenges and viewing obstacles as opportunities for growth. They must also allow room for measuring growth when they are grading students.
Author: Carol S. Dweck