Types of Praise and the Effect on Students

Literature Review of the Role of Effort Based Praise Versus Intelligence Based Praise in the Development of Growth Mindset Versus Fixed Mindset Background Prior to the early 2000s, there were two schools of thought on students’ achievements in school. One, students succeed based on their own inherent intelligence- that is the intelligence they were born... Continue Reading →

365 Days of Gratitude: Day 7

I'm back! Today was a lovely day, and it's also Friday in Tokyo. Hello weekend. Here I come! Let's get into the couple of things I'm grateful for today. 1. I'm grateful to be happy, right now.  I've been trying to feel grateful everyday. But that doesn't mean, I feel happy every day. Sometimes, I... Continue Reading →

Day 6: 365 Days of Gratitude

Alright, it’s the 6th day of my gratitude challenge. Today is the first day that I’ve really struggled to come up with five things to being grateful for. There are lots of things going on, and I’m super busy but that’s not why I’m struggling today. I’m struggling because today was a very ordinary day.... Continue Reading →

Day 5: 365 Days of Gratitude Challenge

It’s the middle of the week and day 5 of my 365 days of gratitude challenge. I think this whole process is already producing interesting results. Naturally a bit anxious, I’ve been more able to shrug off failures since starting this challenge. I guess it’s true. If you think about all the wonderful things in... Continue Reading →

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