Friday, January 14, 2005

Believing You Can Get Smarter Makes You Smarter

We should never forget this point. We came across this paper today while surfing the Net. There are great controversies today about the learning disabilities 'label'. The label is not important, but getting an appropriate education and accommodations is. We need to have an educational process which looks at each individual's strengths and difficulties, builds on their strengths, and teaches them strategies for overcoming difficulties. Share brain research with your students. Show them 'before' and 'after' pictures of learning. Optimism and tenacity are powerful forces in education.

Believing You Can Get Smarter Makes You Smarter

No comments:

Post a Comment