"[In fifth grade] I decided that I didn't have a 'math brain.' And, no surprise, I found math more difficult from that point on. Once I became a teacher and began to learn about growth versus fixed mindset, I realized how much I had developed a fixed mindset when it came to math. After I began to teach fourth grade, I saw how important it was for students who found school easy to be challenged so that they wouldn't give up when faced with difficult things. I also realized how important it was for students to develop an understanding about how powerful and flexible our brains are." —
Kara Davis (AR '16) Literacy Facilitator
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