- Tell students that you aren't smarter than they are, just more experienced.
- Show students every day how they have grown intellectually.
- Have high standards and teach them how to reach those high standards.
- Tell children when they are behind and develop a plan to help them catch up.
- Be willing to work with students before school, after school, during school vacations to help them master their subjects.
Resource for these attributes of Rafe Esquith: Mindset by Dr. Carol S. Dweck