|Student:||Did I pass my test?|
|Teacher:||(While putting her bag down) I don't know, I don't remember. Did you study well?|
|Student:||Yes, I studied hard. Could you please check if I passed it? I am SO curious.|
|Teacher:||(Takes out her planner and opens it) Well, I guess if you studied hard, you must have passed the test...|
|Student:||I really hope so….|
|Teacher:||Let's have a look ... mmm… Yes! You've got a B.|
|Teacher:||(Smiling) Yes. I figured you would. If you study well, you're likely to pass. And that is what you did.|
|Student:||YES! Now I'll be working even harder for my next test.|
|Teacher:||I'll bet you that will be an even higher grade for that test, then...|
|Student:||(Walks away beaming with pride) |
April 14, 2010
Did I pass the test?
Carol Dweck's work. The conversation took place in the hallway of the school during a brief break.
Author: Coert Visser