Monday, 16 March 2015

Five Things We Have Learnt About Growth Mindset

Five Things We Have Learnt About 
Growth Mindset

We have done a Unit of Inquiry about mindsets for learning. 
We have been learning about the neuroscience of the brain.

Definition of a fixed mindset: Somebody who thinks they can never get better at things. They think their intelligence is “set in stone” and nothing they can do will change that. This is bad for you because you can always get better and this attitude could affect your chances of being successful in life.

Definition of a growth mindset: someone who realises that they can always work hard to get better at things. Science has shown that when we work hard we create new pathways in our brain. People with a growth mindset are happier and take small steps to improve.

  • Your IQ is not limited. Did you know students that have growth mindsets show greater motivation in school, get better grades and succeed more?
  • When you say yes to opportunities you open a new door.
  • A fixed mindset attitude impacts your success, health, happiness, careers, and relationships.
  • Never feel stupid when you are learning, “We all make mistakes it’s how we come back from them that matters” - Unknown
  • See a single event in your life as just that. Never stress about what you didn’t succeed at; improve and move on.  “Fall seven times stand up eight”
Do you talk about growth mindset at your school? Is there anything you know you have a fixed mindset about? What can you do about that?

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