Can students develop a "growth mindset" when pursuing their interests?

03/20/2014 | Powerful Learning Practice

Allowing students to pursue their passions may motivate them to develop a "growth mindset" that propels learning, principal Matt Renwick writes in this blog post. In an after-school club devoted to the game Minecraft, students' interest in the game helps them persist with obstacles, collaborate with peers and learn from mistakes, Renwick observes. "They are passionate about their work, and this work might be paying off in developing executive skills that will benefit them now and down the road," he writes.

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