In this episode, Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman began their conversation with the article “Why Struggle Is Essential for the Brain–And Our Lives” by Jo Boaler. A great quote from the article is:
When I tell young learners that struggle and mistakes are the best times for our brains it is freeing. Students no longer give up on problems when they find them hard—they push through the struggle to the wonderful places on the other side. When students look at me with a puppy dog face and say: “This is hard,” I say, “That is fantastic. That feeling of ‘hard’ is the feeling of your brain developing, strengthening and growing”.
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