White House Seal

PERTS director Dave Paunesku, along with affiliated professors Carol Dweck and David Yeager, attended a White House convening on “Hard to Measure 21st Century Skills” on Monday, February 3rd. The convening focused on 21st Century skills like academic mindsets, collaboration, communication, and metacognition (learning to learn). These skills have been described as critical to college […]

Communicating high standards and the belief that students can reach those standards can help develop trust between students and teachers.
Communicating high standards and the belief that students can reach those standards can help develop trust between students and teachers.

Under every teacher job description, you can find a bullet point that says something along the lines of, ‘Provide feedback to students about their work’ – and for good reason. Critical feedback is one of the most useful ways to help children grow and learn (Hattie & Timperley, 2007). In fact, feedback is thought to […]

Using 'mental contrasting' and 'implementation intentions' can help students achieve their academic goals.
Using 'mental contrasting' and 'implementation intentions' can help students achieve their academic goals.

It’s just about the time of year when New Year’s resolutions start to fizzle out– gyms are less crowded and people seem more jittery as their no-caffeine diets have come to an end. It is also the perfect time to consider how challenging it can be to follow through on a goal. It is hard […]