Starting the year with a growth mindset!

We were very fortunate to be able to start the year with a wonderful couple of days of professional Learning at Lancemore Hill. It was great to be able share the start of the year with everyone in a nice setting! Andrea Hillbrick started her work with a session on Growth Mindset.

It is such an important time of year to set up expectations, routines and work to build a culture of learning in our classrooms that can set our kids up for a successful year. What better way to start the year than to talk about our brains and how the learning process actually works. Our brain changes when we experience new things, attempt challenging tasks and persist when things are tough.

A lot of Carol Dweck’s work informed Andrea’s presentations. She has written many books and articles on growth mindest. She also has a great TED talk which you can watch here. While this may be an oversimplification of the term Growth mindset it is when people believe they can learn  and grow through effort. A fixed mindset is the belief that ‘I am not good at something’, which leads to a lack of effort.

It is so important that our students develop opportunities to develop a growth mindset. Here is some great activities that we shared.

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What activities and tasks will you use to develop a growth mindset in your students? 

 

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