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Why Every Teacher, Parent, and Student Should Hate the Words “Intelligent” and “Smart”


by Daniel LaSalle — February 16, 2015

Given psychologists' inability to reach a consensus on the appropriate definition of intelligence and the modest correlations between intelligence test scores and professional success, the author advocates for the potential benefits that could occur when teachers and schools drop the words intelligent and smart from classroom and school discourses.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 16, 2015
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17865, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 3:14:23 AM

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