You may have heard your children talking about their Growth Mindset.
Every class has been looking at and learning about the two types of mindsets that children and adults can have, a ‘fixed’ mindset and a ‘growth’ mindset. We can often switch between these mindsets depending on the circumstances we find ourselves in. Below is an overview of the traits of each:
We want the children to understand that it is okay to be stuck, and that some of their best learning is done when they find things the hardest. Rather than simply praising success we praise effort and persistence.
We believe the best thing to do is to teach children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. We teach our children to see mistakes and failure as positive. Our children recognise that effort, persistence and good teaching are what help them improve.
It has been proven that having a Growth Mindset can improve children’s progress and attainment. As a result, we are teaching our children that by having a Growth Mindset they can grow their brains and intelligence and achieve anything they want! It also has a really positive effect on our ethos and on how children approach learning and support each other.
How you can help at home
For further information please take a look at the presentation below.
(It can be downloaded for easier viewing)