Many of our classes have been finding out more about our amazing brain. As well as exploring all the different areas of the brain and what they control some children have been looking at how learning affects our brain.
pmckay | Posted in | Posted on 21-08-2016 Whole School Focus
Mindset 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
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.”