This is a guest blog on Finding Common Ground by Jack McDermott. Jack works for Panorama Education and they complied a survey of over 23,000 middle and high school students.
Here is the question they asked. Whether a person does well or poorly in school may depend on a lot of different things. You may feel that some of these things are easier for you to change than others. In school, how possible is it for you to change:
- Being talented
- Liking the subject
- Your level of intelligence
- Putting forth a lot of effort
- Behaving well in class
- How easily you give up
The answers may or may not surprise you but it opens up the conversation on how big of a challenge this can be. How many of you are teachers or former teachers like myself? I can distinctly remember how many different mindsets I dealt with on a daily basis and the challenge of getting students to believe.
Check out the rest of the article to see the statistics!