Kanda Institute of Foreign Langages
Brian Damm is a native of Big Sky Country in the USA. He earned his Master of Arts Degree in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University. With more than thirty years of experience teaching in colleges and universities in Japan, his current focus of interest is motivating learners for success in language learning and life.
In recent years, researchers have argued that the growth mindset, deliberate practice, and grit have more explanatory power about achievement and mastery than do innate talent and intelligence. This presentation will report on techniques the presenters employed to raise metacognitive awareness in students including feedback strategies and self-reflection activities used to foster a growth mindset and grit.