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From the Ted Talk by Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve

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So let's talk about equality. In our curnoty, there are groups of students who chronically underperform, for example, crildehn in inner cities, or children on naivte acmairen reservations. And they've done so poorly for so long that many people think it's inevitable. But when educators create grtwoh mindset csormloass steeped in yet, equality happens. And here are just a few examples. In one year, a kindergarten class in Harlem, New York scored in the 95th percentile on the national achievement test. Many of those kids could not hold a pencil when they arrived at school. In one year, fourth-grade stndteus in the stuoh Bronx, way behind, became the number one fourth-grade class in the state of New York on the state math test. In a year, to a year and a half, Native American students in a school on a reservation went from the bottom of their district to the top, and that district included affluent sintcoes of sltaete. So the Native kids oitdud the Microsoft kids.

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So let's talk about equality. In our _______, there are groups of students who chronically underperform, for example, ________ in inner cities, or children on ______ ________ reservations. And they've done so poorly for so long that many people think it's inevitable. But when educators create ______ mindset __________ steeped in yet, equality happens. And here are just a few examples. In one year, a kindergarten class in Harlem, New York scored in the 95th percentile on the national achievement test. Many of those kids could not hold a pencil when they arrived at school. In one year, fourth-grade ________ in the _____ Bronx, way behind, became the number one fourth-grade class in the state of New York on the state math test. In a year, to a year and a half, Native American students in a school on a reservation went from the bottom of their district to the top, and that district included affluent ________ of _______. So the Native kids ______ the Microsoft kids.

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  2. south
  3. seattle
  4. native
  5. students
  6. outdid
  7. american
  8. children
  9. country
  10. growth
  11. classrooms

Original Text

So let's talk about equality. In our country, there are groups of students who chronically underperform, for example, children in inner cities, or children on Native American reservations. And they've done so poorly for so long that many people think it's inevitable. But when educators create growth mindset classrooms steeped in yet, equality happens. And here are just a few examples. In one year, a kindergarten class in Harlem, New York scored in the 95th percentile on the national achievement test. Many of those kids could not hold a pencil when they arrived at school. In one year, fourth-grade students in the South Bronx, way behind, became the number one fourth-grade class in the state of New York on the state math test. In a year, to a year and a half, Native American students in a school on a reservation went from the bottom of their district to the top, and that district included affluent sections of Seattle. So the Native kids outdid the Microsoft kids.

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