Growing Your Mindset
Learning to learn is vital in preparing children for their future in an ever-changing world . We want to embed the philosophy of a positive learning culture.
The qualities on the petals of this flower represent aspects of a ‘growth mindset’, that strengthen children’s learning power.
Pupils with a growth mindset
- Know that talents can be developed and great abilities can be built over time
- View mistakes as a positive learning experience
- Are resilient
- Believe that effort creates success
- Think about how they learn
- Respond positively to feedback
- Challenge themselves
Pupils with a fixed mindset
- Believe that talent alone creates success
- Are reluctant to take on challenges
- Prefer to stay in their comfort zone
- Are fearful of making mistakes
- Think it is important to 'look smart' in front of others
- Believe that talents and abilities are set in stone, you either have them or you don't
We regularly talk with our children, about developing a 'growth mindset' and what the features of a growth mindset are, as the starting point that enables them to be successful, by getting the most out of every day in school!