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Stereotypes aside, good teachers do not fall prey to student labels. Long before Carol Dweck’s work defined the benefit of nurturing a growth mindset, good teachers remained committed to finding ways to squeeze every ounce of potential out of the most resistant student, especially the one who bought into a self-defeating label. Dweck’s work compares the effects of how a fixed mindset, or the belief that skills, talents, and intellect are unchangeable, to that of a growth mindset—the belief that skills, talents and intellect can be developed through hard work and persistence.