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Khan Academy have just unleashed a range of graphics and videos that are designed to support the idea that you can build up your intelligence by embracing the struggle of learning.  Could there be a better message to begin the year with!?

Failing is just another word for growing – Just keep going!

In a nutshell, a growth mindset is when students believe their abilities can be developed.  A fixed minset is when they think they just have a certain amount of brain power and that is it.  Listen to Sal and Dr. Carol Dweck discuss the idea of a growth mindset:

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