Tag: growth mindset

Why You Need to Take Academic Risks

Why You Need to Take Academic Risks

“What play did President Lincoln go see the night he was assassinated?” my 11th grade English teacher asked the class. “Our American Cousin,” this history nerd muttered. But apparently loud enough for the boy in front of me to hear. When the teacher announced it 

In Praise of Difficult High School Classes

In Praise of Difficult High School Classes

I almost quit my major on the 2nd day of college. I walked into my first college history class sooo excited. Until my professor told us he would try to keep it to 2,000 pages of reading. Two thousand. I almost fell out of my 

3 Ways to Build a Growth Mindset at Home

3 Ways to Build a Growth Mindset at Home

It was everything I could do to hold back my tears. There I was, 30-something years old and taking beginner tap dance. My classmates glided across the floor, but I couldn’t seem to master a basic dance step. “Maybe tap just isn’t for me,” I thought. Have