Growth Mindset is increasing in popularity in UK schools. The concept of Growth Mindset, that sees intelligence as something to be developed through hard work and resilience, was created by psychologist, Dr Carol Dweck. Do you already encourage a Growth Mindset in your classroom? Or, are you thinking about introducing this great concept to your pupils? Take a look at our brilliant new Infographic below to find out how to quickly get started with your class.
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What is a Growth Mindset?
A pupil who has a Growth Mindset sees intelligence as something that can be developed through hard work and resilience.
Welcome constructive feedback
Be more willing to try difficult tasks
Persist at difficult tasks for much longer
Experience less stress and improved wellbeing
Have better self-esteem
Introducing Growth Mindset
There are four key areas to get you started:
Changing the way we praise
Rather than praising intelligence or cleverness, praise how hard your pupils are working, how hard they are trying, even if they don’t succeed.
Set challenging but achievable expectations and communicate this effectively with your class.
Create a culture that values learning and development rather than celebrating intelligence.
Positive Mental Attitude
Help your pupils to talk to themselves in a positive way, so that they continue to try their best and work hard.
We start the year full of new ideas and good intentions, but with the Summer sunshine a distant memory and the nights drawing in, our resolutions may be starting to slip. Take a look at our top tips to beat the mid-term slump and boost your mindset.
PTS Holographic Certificates are perfect for using as part of your School Assembly. Their high-quality finish and bright, child-friendly designs are perfect for putting a smile on your pupils faces. Click here to find out how to use this great range.