Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation

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Persistence and Motivation


The Education Week Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Learning through productive struggle
  • Cultivating a 'growth mindset' among students
  • Engaging students through collaboration and problem-solving
  • Relating course content to students' lives and future goals

You get the six articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Educators at a Los Angeles-area high school believe teaching students to "fail productively" will equip them for success in the long run.
June 5, 2014 – Education Week

Amid a nationwide push to ratchet up academics, some educators, researchers, and policymakers are renewing and reshaping efforts to engage students in learning and motivate them for success.
June 5, 2014 – Education Week

Researchers at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association shared some practical strategies for teaching students that intelligence is not immutable.
April 16, 2014 – Education Week

Elizabeth Stein examines the benefits of a growth mindset, and suggests ways teachers can encourage it in students.
September 17, 2014 – Teacher

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