The post gives great ideas on how to promote a growth mindset. Am going to try to integrate some of these at Hobsonville Point Secondary as soon as the term is back!
- Have high expectations of what they can achieve and be inspired by the success of others.
- Accept that hard work and effort is needed to master new ideas and achieve excellence.
- Accept that they need to be resilient and so keep going when things get tough.
Whilst it is obviously important to develop this culture with staff, through their teaching and interactions with students, if it’s going to be embedded across a school, we need to get students thinking about mindset. By getting them to think about mindset, we will encourage them to reflect on themselves as learners and then hopefully change their approach to learning. There’s no quick fix here, but I think there are opportunities all around us in schools, that can be exploited for this purpose.
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