Optimism and an “I Believe in You” Attitude Are Powerful Teaching Tools

We’ve all heard the saying, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” Now, substitute the word teacher for mama. And then, substitute the words optimistic and supportive for happy. You now have a new, but not so catchy saying: If the teacher isn’t optimistic and supportive of student success, the students aren’t either.  Angela Duckworth …

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