Mindset Moment

 Mistakes are brilliant!

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Our next focus in developing a growth mind-set is on exploring just why making mistakes is such an important part of the learning process. Over the next few weeks we will be looking at the why the way we respond to mistakes is a powerful tool that changes our brain and helps us to become more successful.

Our first focus is Our Brains: Why mistakes matter.

Advances in technology have allowed us to look at the electrical activity that occurs when a growth mind-set brain recognises error – it lights up! This is evidence that new connections are being made -exactly what we need to start the learning process.

 

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Mindset Moment 2: Your Amazing Brain

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.

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We are off to a great start!

startThis first full week of learning has been very positive. Lots of learning in numeracy, literacy and health and wellbeing already!  Classes are also busy working on their charters -some classes have  even looked at the values linked to the Olympic games. Children have been prepared for our Drop Everything and Read challenge and a few classes have gone to visit the Book Festival.  Displays are beginning to appear that encourage us to have a Growth Mindset and today’s assembly launched the beginning of the campaign to elect our new Pupil Council Representatives. A busy week . . .

Welcome to the new session 2016

Growth Mindset Focus

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.”

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