Today I had to give my class a math assessment I created for one of my assignments. As I watched my students work the problems, I saw them reaching frustration.

I saw in them the same stress and anxiety I have felt all to many times when facing a challenging task in school.

I saw in them a desire to give up and some of them did.

This pulled at me as I considered how I could help them persevere through their frustration and maintain a desire to learn and keep on learning.

Is this possible? Can we teach students to desire learning?


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