All Students Deserve to Fail: STEM Challenges and Growth Mindset

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  1. How do you teach students to not give up or shut down when STEM Challenges seem too hard? It's one thing to tell them to have a growth mindset, never give up, and keep trying and another thing altogether to teach them to actually do that!Growth mindset is a skill that has to be taught. Like most eve
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  3. It's common for us to teach students to succeed, but far less common to teach them how to fail. Understandably, students shutdown when they encounter failure. If we want them to develop a true growth mindset, grit, perseverance, determination and resilience, we have to teach students how to fail pro
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Most teachers seem to be on board with the concept, but teaching growth mindset can be tricky! A lot of it has to do with making the most of opportunities to respond to frustration, challenge, and failure with curiosity and calm rather than aversion and fear! STEM challenges are a natural fit! “Challenge” is right in the title, after all! This video explores how to reap the many benefits of a “failed” STEM challenge. (Hint: use scientific reasoning and analysis; then try, try again!)

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