‘Fired from a newspaper for ‘lacking imagination’ and ‘having no original ideas.’
Was demoted from her job as a news anchor because she ‘wasn’t fit for television.’
He wasn’t able to speak until he was 4 years old and his teachers said he would never amount to much.
Arrange these famous people in order of intelligence…. Albert Einstein J K Rowling David Cameron David Beckham Oprah Winfrey
John Hattie High Impact Learning Assessment literate students Classroom Discussion Teacher Student Relationship Feedback Meta-cognitive Strategies
The Growth Mindset: “…………..talents and abilities can be developed through passion, education and persistence. For people with a growth mindset it’s about commitment to learning-taking informed risks and learning from the results, surrounding yourself with people who will challenge you to grow, looking frankly at your deficiencies and seeking to remedy them.” Carol Dweck
Leads to a desire to look smart…… Leads to a desire to learn…. Intelligence is static Intelligence can be developed..avoids challenges ……give up easily ……embrace challenges ……persists in the face of setbacks Ignores negative feedback Learns from feedback Feels threatened by the success of others Find inspiration in the success of others
WHAT DO FIXED MINDSET AND GROWTH MINDSET TALK SOUND LIKE I LOVE CHALLENGES MISTAKES ARE OUR FRIENDS I CAN’T DO THIS HOMEWORK IT’S HARD FOR ME TO LOSE WEIGHT. I’M NOT GOOD WITH NUMBERS. I’M NOT A GOOD ATHLETE. I’M NOT CREATIVE. I MAKE A MISTAKE AND CAN’T FIX IT I LIKE TO TRY NEW THINGS THIS MATHS IS TOO HARD ACTIVITY LOOK AT THE EXAMPLES OF MINDSET TALK AND HOLD UP YOUR LEFT HAND FOR FIXED MINDSET AND YOUR RIGHT HAND FOR GROWTH MINDSET
A Growth Mindset needs: No comparative rewards Praise focused on achievement & effort Mixed ability so we learn from each other Teachers who like me To know I can grow my brain
How can children establish their own growth mindset LEARN, LEARN, LEARN –it is more important to learn than to get good grades, focus on learning and improving. REALISE HARD WORK IS THE KEY – putting a lot of effort into learning and working hard is key, seek challenges, focus on strategies, effort, struggle and persistence despite setbacks. SET FEEDBACK– capitalise on mistakes, confront deficiencies, reflect on different strategies that work and do not work, focus on learning and improving.
MIXED MESSAGES Messages About Success “You learned that so quickly! You’re so smart!” “Look at that drawing. Martha, is he the next Picasso or what?” “You’re so brilliant, you got an A without even studying!” If you’re like most parents, you hear these as supportive, esteem- boosting messages. Another message……………the ones that children hear: “If I don’t learn something quickly, I’m not smart.” “I shouldn’t try drawing anything hard or they’ll see I’m no Picasso.” “I’d better quit studying or they won’t think I’m brilliant.”
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP CHILDREN ESTABLISH A GROWTH MINDSET PRAISE EFFORT HELP SET LEARNING GOALS PROVIDE A SAFE, NURTURING ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN TO LEARN