In 2015 we launched a ‘Growth Mindset’ project which helps children to understand how their brain works and how they learn. The aims of the project are to encourage children to enjoy challenge in their learning and to remain positive even when they find something difficult.
Rather than say “I can’t do this”, we say “I can’t do this yet.”
Sesame Street have created a great video about not giving up and keep trying. Click on the image below to see the video.
Click here to watch a video about how the Growth Mindset works. Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.
Click here for a video about how the brain works for younger children.
Click here for a short video about how you can train your brain using Steve Jobs from Apple as an example.
Click here for a video about how challenges make your brain stronger.
There are some great games and challenges available online to put your growth mindset to work! Please click on the images below to find them.
The children at West Hill have also put together some great displays showing how they can learn using a growth mindset.