Talent vs. Hard Work: Why Focus on Hard Work
Alexandra Eidens

I teach math and I work hard on helping students realize that math is like a sport, you have to practice it to become good at it. It is not talent that guarantees success, it is the ability to persevere with practice much like someone might do in basketball so they can sink 3 pointers. I agree the praise does need to change to skill specific to help encourage perseverance rather than students basing their self image on the older types of praises.