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Growth Mindset

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Juan Arellano

on 26 August 2013

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Transcript of Growth Mindset

The Growth Mindset
Our Learning Muscle
Fixed
Mindset
Growth
Mindset
There is believed to be 2 styles of thinking:
I
can't

do it.
Vs.
If I
can't
do it
first time,
I'm dumb!
If it requires
effort I'm
not
interested!
Making mistakes
shows I
can't
do it.
Challenges
are
not
fun.
If I lose,
I'm a
nobody!
I
can
do it.
I
like
a challenge,
it shows
I'm learning!
Mistakes are
good
, I
can
learn
from them.
I like giving
things a
good

try!
The more I
practice the
better

I will become;
effort is
good
!
What is a mindset?
Mindset (noun):
A set of beliefs or a way of thinking that determines one's behavior, outlook and mental attitude.
Promoting a growth mindset
The Brain
Rats in a rich environment have heavier brains, by 10%, than those in a boring environment.
Evidence from neuroscience
Learning helps the neurons GROW.
The brain must develop billions of connections:
every green dot is a junction between one nerve and another
Babies aren’t stupid, they grow connections.
Taxi drivers have bigger areas which deal with 3D space than non-taxi drivers.
People who play music have been found to have auditory centres that are BIGGER than normal.
The more we learn, the more connections they make.
Brain Neurons
Afternoon spent introducing the Coldean GMS
Make your sparkly brain tree
Introductory assembly with the whole school
Summary
Praising the process of a child's learning
Making the children aware they have a choice
For this approach to fulfill its potential it must be integrated into the whole school day and referred to consistently
With every challenge tried the brain will grow and make new connections
Home
clothes, wearing something
sparkly
Activities and worksheet for introducing the brain
Praise
How can a child keep pushing themselves to maximise their pottential?
How can they gain the confidence to go for it?
L
a
g
u
a
g
e
n
Praised for effort
Praised for ability
goals
90% of the group created learning goals
66% of the group created
performance goals
enjoyment
continued
decreased
persistence
continued
decreased
performance
improved
declined
lied about scores
one individual
40%
Research
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