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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Believing you can get smarter can actually make you more knowledgeable. In a new Columbia University study, a group of New York City students were taught that intelligence can change and increase over time. A second group was told that intelligence is fixed, and that it 's not likely for someone to become smarter. The first group showed more motivation academically and improved significantly in math test scores over the course of two years, while the second group showed no improvement. We must think positively about our ability to succeed and we just might reach our ultimate goal.

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    As a retired teacher you see this in education and as a person you see this in life. Everyone can go beyond there ability with a little support. Great blog!!!!
    1497 days ago
    Succeeding is my goal as well as learning more and becoming smarter!!
    1499 days ago
    Very true! I always consider a day where I have learned or experienced something new a day not wasted! If any of you life long learners out there are looking for a different way to "get smarter", please check out Hundreds of FREE online courses are offered by many of the top universities in the world. It's a wonderful way to expand your thinking! emoticon
    1500 days ago
    Good to know, thanks
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    1501 days ago
    AMEN...there is not enough positivity in the world....woohoo lets introduce it where ever we go...
    1501 days ago
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