Change the Culture of Learning
Students' perceptions of themselves as learners can limit their potential.
When students believe in their ability to learn, and when they are armed with effective problem-solving strategies, they work harder, persist longer, and achieve at higher levels. When educators believe in students’ ability to learn, they engage their students in more rigorous tasks and challenge them to demonstrate their understanding in multiple ways.
Academic Youth Development—created by the Dana Center in collaboration with Agile Mind, Inc., and leading psychologists—translates the latest research on student motivation, learning, and persistence into practical strategies and tools that can be enacted by teachers and students every day, in every classroom.