Jaime Escalante, a Bolivian-America mathematics teacher, came into the limelight when 18 of his students cracked the Advanced Placement Calculus exam with flying colours. If you like to watch inspirational movies, ‘Stand and Deliver’ (1988) is a must-watch movie based on his life as a teacher.
He is a part of this post because the growth mindset is what his students portray. Whether or not he was aware of the concept of growth mindset, we would not know, but his understanding of the concept was quite deep and he implemented it quite effectively. Thankfully, today, we have a lot of information available on the concept and can use strategies to change the fixed mindset of our learners to a growth mindset.
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