Growth Mindset - What is it?
You may have heard your child talking about how we are developing a Growth Mindset at Morton Primary School.
We have been learning about the two different types of mindsets that we all have; a ‘Fixed’ or a ‘Growth’ mindset.
The following video explains the concept in more detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUWn_TJTrnU
It has been proven that having a Growth Mindset can improve children’s progress and attainment. We are teaching our children that by having a Growth Mindset they can grow their brains and intelligence and achieve anything they want.
How you can encourage a Growth Mindset at home?
Praise the amount of effort your child is putting into things, rather than how clever they are.
Explain to your children about their brain being like a muscle - the more they use it, the stronger it gets.
Encourage your children to not 'give up' if they are finding something difficult.
Let them 'do it for themselves' - even if you can see they're making a mistake.
It's okay to make mistakes because we can learn from them.
Challenge your children to try something new.
For further information on how to encourage confident and resilient learners at home, have a look at some of the links below.
Remember the power of YET…I can’t tie my shoelaces…YET!