Growth Mindset Focus

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Posted by pmckay | Posted in Whole School Focus | Posted on 21-08-2016

MistakeMindset is an idea developed by Dr.Carol Dweck.

A set of beliefs that determine somebody’s behaviour and outlook in life.

 

There are two types of mindset:

*A fixed mindset

*A growth mindset


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The characteristics of a Growth Mindset are:

*the belief that intelligence can be developed over time

through effort, dedication and hard work

*children persevere with tasks

*they enjoy challenges

*they see setbacks and criticism as lessons to be learnt from

*are inspired by and learn from the success of others

Our first focus is:

What we say matters!

We will be using and also encouraging children to adopt language which encourages a Growth Mindset such as:

“Everything is hard before it gets easy.”

“I can’t do this . . yet!”

” I will try another strategy.”