Sunday, April 19, 2009

Task to aid self-esteem lifts grades

From Friday's NY:

"Task to aid self-esteem lifts grades for some":

The task involved an assignment several times a year where students chose from a list of values which were most important to them and wrote about them. The self-esteem connection is the idea that students feel less less anxious when reminded that their self-worth is determined by more than a test result. However, it seems possible that the exercise may also have helped students to become more focused on values such as perseverance.

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