How to help students turn off self-defeating thoughts

02/21/2014 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Teaching resilience can help students free themselves from self-defeating thoughts and lead them to a mental place where they can learn effectively, according to Kevin D. Washburn, author and executive director of Clerestory Learning. In this blog post, he suggests ways in which teachers can help students recognize their current mental states, establish healthy self-talk and improve their self-awareness. "When a student takes control of her mental messages, she is on her way to redirecting her efforts and increasing her learning," he writes.

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