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Thomas Galvez

Thomas Galvez's Public Library

  • I think academic environments are artificial environments. People who succeed there are sort of finely trained, they’re conditioned to succeed in that environment.
  • One of their major findings was an inverse relationship between students’ reported GPA and their orientation toward creative or innovative work.  The higher the grade point average, the lower was the students’ interest in innovation. 
  • Perhaps students with propensities toward innovation are less concerned with grading systems that rely on memorization by way of assessment than students with higher grade point averages. Alternatively, college-going students with innovation intentions may be more likely to approach their education as a means to discover new ideas, wanting more out of the experience than a series of external valuations in the form of grade point averages

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  • “It is the belief that qualities can change and that we can develop our intelligence and abilities.”
  • To foster growth mindsets in students, teachers can coach students to try different learning strategies that make the brain work smarter.
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