Growth Mindset

In Collective Worship recently the children have been learning about developing a growth mindset as opposed to a fixed mindset. They enjoyed finding out more about this and we have noticed that some of them are developing the language related to having a growth mindset. Mr Davison overheard two year 1 boys chatting in the playground. One of them said "I just can't do that!" The other replied "Don't you mean that you can't do that YET!"

This is exactly the kind of language we are promoting around the school and you will notice our Growth Mindset display outside Buzzards classroom.

We would really appreciate it if you could talk to your children about this and support us with developing this concept across the school community. Below are some links to give you some more information and ideas.

Growth Mindset for Parents

Developed in collaboration with Raise The Bar. Parents learn what a growth mindset is, why it’s important, and best practices to support their children in developing this learning belief.

What is Mindset

Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference.

Three ways parents can instill a growth mindset

The way parents talk about ability and learning can have powerful effects on their kids’ beliefs. Below are three ways parents can instill a growth mindset. And remember, developing a growth mindset in yourself and in your kids is a process that takes time. Have a growth mindset about developing a growth mindset!

Growth Mindsets: help your child try new things

What is growth mindset theory and how can it help your child's learning and social skills?
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