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Growth Mindset

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Growth Mindset

Having a Growth Mindset means understanding that intelligence can be developed through purposeful practice.

We want our students to have a 'Growth Mindset' and when they are we notice that they:

  • Believe that practising is the best way to get better grades
  • Put in lots of effort into their learning
  • Often ask their teachers for feedback
  • Use the feedback they receive to improve subsequent work

Tips for helping with developing a Growth Mindset

  • Respond with the word 'yet' when children say 'I can't do this'. Remind them that they can so long as they practise enough.
  • Talk about the brain like a muscle that can be built over time through exercise or thinking