"I Can't Do That... Yet": Cultivating a Learning Disposition


The cultivation of a learning disposition, understood by this project as a set of qualities that help students respond positively to the inevitable challenge and struggle of learning, is a crucial component for successfully preparing and educating a 21st century student. By creating a toolkit for teachers and educators, Tang Fellow Noah Rachlin provides resources and guidance to foster the development of a learning disposition in every student, in every classroom.

Key Concepts

Noah highlights the key concepts and what matters most when undertaking this work.

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Classroom Strategies

Three example strategies that Noah has implemented in his own classroom teaching.

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Curriculum in Action

Noah’s notes from his weekly sessions illustrate how to put this curriculum into action.

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  • Concrete Classroom Strategies (PDF)
  • Curriculum in Action (PDF)
  • “I Can’t Do That Yet” Chart (PDF)
  • Key Concepts (PDF)
  • Project Description (PDF)