Our Growth Mindset Framework
There are 3 key principles to this approach; the brain, the process and the culture.
The Brain– a conceptual understanding of the brain and learning.
Explicitly teaching young people and teachers about the brain can have a transformative impact in the classroom. When there is an understanding that their brain has the ability to change and grow it increases motivation to learn, creates positive beliefs and raises perceptions of what is achievable.
The Process – a common, consistent language and approach.
Creating an environment that grows and develops healthy beliefs requires an approach where the focus is on the process of learning not the outcome or result. The use of a common consistent language that promotes effort, hard work, learning from mistakes and focusing on personal progress is key to this.
The Culture – cultivating the environment.
Developing a growth mindset culture needs deliberate planning and implementation over a period of time. This is not another initiative; rather it is an approach to cultural change that will require a conscious, consistent effort from all involve with the learning community.