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.”
A useful source of information about the benefits of a Growth Mindset can be found here: