Making sure feedback is heard and used

One of the big determinants of what students do with feedback. Students with a growth mindset (they believe that ability can grow through effort) attend to feedback and put it to work. Students with a fixed mindset (they believe ability is fixed and unchangeable) avoid or ignore feedback. Read more here.

Over-praise can lead to narcissism

Amsterdam. Professor Brummelman found that praising, especially the wrong sort of praising, might actually be bad for children, especially those with low self-esteem. Similar to Carol Dweck he says "Focus on children's effort and strategies that might help them persist in the face of failure and it might help them seek challenges". Read more here.

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