While some students are more likely to persist in tasks or exhibit self-discipline than others, all students are more likely to demonstrate perseverance if the school or classroom context helps them develop positive mindsets and effective learning strategies. In other words, the mechanisms through which teachers can lead students to exhibit greater perseverance and better academic behaviors in their classes are through attention to academic mindsets and development of students’ metacognitive and self-regulatory skills, rather than trying to change their innate tendency to persevere.
So, what do these perseverance-friendly classrooms look like? How can teachers create a classroom environment that allows students to develop positive mindsets? You’ve come to the right place. This entire website is designed around giving you the tools to help your students develop and challenge their noncognitive skills.