from the good folks at NPR. What do you think?
"Obviously if struggle indicates weakness - a lack of intelligence - it makes you feel bad, and so you're less likely to put up with it. But if struggle indicates strength - an ability to face down the challenges that inevitably occur when you are trying to learn something - you're more willing to accept it"
That portion from the article is so indicative of many of our students today. Some do not want to face the challenge of learning, or take personal responsibility for it. If we could get across to them that struggling with a concept is okay, to just put forth the effort, then learning would become a triumph.