“Putting in certain phrases like ‘not yet’ or ‘yet’ can really boost students’ motivation. If a student says ‘I’m not a math person — yet,’ or ‘I can’t do this — yet’…it puts their fixed mindset into a growth mindset.”
If your New Years resolution has already gone off the rails, you might want to give this a read.
It’s a New York magazine article that details five small things you can do to change your life for the better, based on behavioral science.
They include to adopt a reasonable amount of pessimism, to use the word “yet,” to take advantage of the weirdly powerful effect of writing, and more.