‘People are, to a large extent, in charge of their own intelligence. Being smart – and staying smart – is not just a gift, not just the product of their genetic good fortune. It is very much a product of what they put into it.’ Carol Dweck
This video helps to explain what, how and why ‘Growth Mindset’ is such an important psychology. It is based on a ‘Can do…’ mindset
‘Growth Mindset’ is based on neuroscience. The more you practice the better you get. At first it maybe very challenging, but with practice and support it gets easier.
Our children have been learning about ‘Growth Mindset’ to help them understand that when learning becomes tough and they feel themselves falling into the ‘PIT’ to not give up, but persevere. They are not there YET! With help, practice, practice and practice they will get there.
Mike Mullen, a former BMX World Champion, joined us for two days during Spring 2017. He led a whole school assembly and ran workshops with Years 5 and 6. He left us with some ‘Growth Mindset Rules’;
Keep Flearning (Learning from failure)
You can find out more about Mike at his website;
To find out more about ‘Growth Mindset’ please click on the button below to open up a powerpoint presentation.