Train teaching assistants on how to provide feedback using the growth mindset so they can keep their students motivated to improve their skills and understanding.

  • Teaching assistants (TAs) should emphasize to students that their learning is a process and that they’re not expected to understand everything immediately.
  • As a part of this training, teach your TAs how implicit bias can negatively affect their work.
    • Encourage TAs to keep their feedback focused on student improvement.
  • Check out NCWIT’s resource "8 Ways to Give Students More Effective Feedback Using a Growth Mindset" for information about giving more effective feedback using the growth mindset.
    • Comments such as "Great improvement on x; you’re ready to move on," or "Good progress; you need some more practice with x" emphasize to students that learning is a process but they’re on the right track.