Class of 2025 student Jason has certain subjects and activities he knows he’s good at, and he much prefers doing those over tasks that don’t come as naturally. By contrast, his classmate Austin says he likes it when he has to “work at it, work at it,” to accomplish something.
So schools are trying to help students like Jason, who may not respond as comfortably to difficult school work.
Some of the approaches are simple … like embracing the word “yet.” If you’re not understanding something, you’re just not understanding it … yet.
This episode of the “Class of 2025” will look at how this new focus on mindset is changing classrooms, and how parents and specific projects assigned by teachers can help kids treat their brains as muscles.