Growth Mindset at Anderton Park Primary School

Carol Dweck is the amazing lady who came up with the idea of growth mindset.

Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sport.

Google her to find out more about growth mindset.

At our school we encourage all children and staff to have a growth mindset!

A growth mindset is:

“…when people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.”

In other words, we’re not born ‘clever’! We need to work hard, be determined and persevere and only then do we master anything.

This is in contrast to a fixed mindset which is:

“…when people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort.”

These types of people fear failure, give up on things easily and don’t like challenge!

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