||[Feb. 16th, 2007|01:09 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
I've been working on this one for at least a decade, probably more. (I remember the relief I felt when I got my first (and only) C in high school; I was a mostly A student.)
And here it comes all neatly packaged in one friggin' article. Figures.
Short version: praising kids as "smart" actually messes them up. Praising their efforts leads them to think in strategic and adaptive ways.
Edit: Forgot to mention, ganked from bookly. Thank you for posting it!