Growth mindset 1

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+ It’s all in the mindset! Developing a growth mindset culture T&L Briefing 2 nd March 2016

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  • How often do you hear students say these things in your lessons?Im no good at this sort of question

    I cant study, I always forget things

    Im no good at maths so there is no point

    This is too hard , I will never get this

    Im not as intelligent as she is

  • Do you ever find yourself saying any of these? You are really talented at that well done

    Why are you messing around in class you are really intelligent and it is such a waste

    Some students would love to have your ability stop wasting your time

    Youre bright this should be easy for you

    This bit will be no problem for intelligent people like you


    Which student is more common in your classroom?Student AI feel smartWhen I dont make any mistakes.When I am the first one to finish work and it is perfect.When something is easy for me and others cant do it.

    I believe that if you are good at something you do not have to work hard for tests in that subject.If I dont do well, there is usually a reason that isnt to do with how smart I am.Student BI feel smartWhen I find something really hard and I try really hard and do something that I couldnt do before.When I work on something for a long time and finally figure it out.

    When I do well in tests it is because I have worked hard.

    If I dont do well, it is usually because I havent worked hard enough.*


    Dwecks study looked at 400 students.They were given an easy IQ test.Students were praised in one of two ways: intelligence or effort.Students given two options for the next test: 1. Harder version which is great opportunity to grow and learn. 2. Easy version which you will surely do well on.


    On the 3rd test, students were all given an impossible test. Students praised for intelligence showed signs of becoming frustrated and giving up, whereas the group praised for effort showed signs of working harder, working longer and enjoyed it more.


    Language of praise




    Praise can be used to reinforce either a growth or fixed mindsetPraise the process not the personAlways praise effort over achievementMake sure feedback encourages students to continue work hard Use the word YET in your feedback to indicate that achieving something is still a work in progressEffort = Time, Focus, Strategies, Resourcefulness, Use of Feedback, Commitment



    What might cause the fixed mindset?Type of praise from parents/teachers

    Overemphasis on intelligenceOveremphasis on speed of task

    If success = intelligence....Then less than success = deficient??Less than success = de-motivation

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