Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing | Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/intrinsic-motivation-growth-mindset-writing-amy-conley?utm_campaign=RSS&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

A great piece on helping students take ownership of their writing, and in their growth. The focus is on high school, but the principles would also apply in the early years.
Conley writes of her own change in focus:
“My goal is not a good essay from Student A, but rather for Student A to know that she’s in charge of her progress as a writer and feel confident to keep writing for the rest of her life. To that end, I must teach writing process, self-confidence through intrinsic motivation, metacognition, and the willingness to write badly…”

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