Carol Dweck showed that a growth mindset can be taught and that it matters.
If you teach teens and adults, that doesn’t mean you can tell students they can learn to write competently and think you’ve done your bit toward promoting a growth mindset.
If you are paid to teach expository writing to teens or adults, you must:
- Believe that every one of them can and will learn to write competently in your class.
- Convince every one of them that they can and will learn to write competently in your class.
- Teach every one of them to write competently in your class.
Your mindset matters.
You had better be focused on growing each of your students into a competent expository writer before your class is over.
If that’s not your mindset, then you are not earning your paycheck.