Growth Mindset - What is it?


Growth Mindset 

 

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.‚Äč

 

For further information on how to encourage confident and resilient learners at home, have a look at some of the links below.

 

https://www.mindsetworks.com/parents/growth-mindset-parenting

https://www.oxfordlearning.com/growth-mindset-tips-for-parents/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-try-new-things

 

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