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- Intelligence is malleable. Burgeoning evidence in cognitive psychology and neuroscience demonstrates the malleability of intelligence and the plasticity of the brain. See, for instance, Jaeggi, et al. (2008).
- Math ability can be developed. Don't accept a student's statement that she is not a "math person."
- Economic intuition can be acquired. Why else do we teach?
- Race and gender are social constructions.
- Academic skills and abilities are acquired through hard work, making mistakes, and perseverance.