‘People are, to a large extent, in charge of their own intelligence. Being smart – and staying smart – is not just a gift, not just the product of their genetic good fortune. It is very much a product of what they put into it.’ Carol Dweck
The video above helps to explain what, how and why ‘Growth Mindset’ is such an important psychology. It is based on a ‘Can do…’ mindset.
‘Growth Mindset’ is based on neuroscience as explained in the above video. The more you practice the better you get. At first it maybe very challenging, but with practice and support it gets easier.
Our children have been learning about ‘Growth Mindset’ to help them understand that when learning becomes tough and they feel themselves falling into the ‘PIT’ to not give up, but persevere. They are not there YET! With help, practice, practice and practice they will get there.
The video below is the first of five short ‘Growth Mindset’ clips for children. We have been using these in school as part of a series of school assemblies.
To find out more about ‘Growth Mindset’ please see the document below.