This article reports on results from the Program for International Student Assessment showing that students having a growth mindset along with support from their teachers score higher on reading assessments. Source:
Linda Jacobson, Education DIVE, December 17, 2019Description:
"More time in school does not equate to better performance. Students in Finland perform higher in reading than their peers in most other countries, but they spend considerably less time in the classroom than students in the U.S. and other countries that scored lower — 37 hours compared to almost 50 in the U.S. and almost 60 in the United Arab Emirates. Schleicher noted, “It’s not just about making the school days longer, it’s about changing the nature of the learning experience.” "Another predictor of higher performance in reading, the results show, is whether students perceive their teachers to be enthusiastic about teaching and about the subject of their lessons. There was also a correlation between teacher enthusiasm and better classroom management."Read the full article here!