This year we are really trying to encourage all our pupils (and staff) to develop a ‘Growth’ Mindsets.
What are Fixed and Growth Mindsets?
In a fixed mindset, 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. They’re wrong.
In a growth mindset, 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. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.
Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. It enhances relationships.
A Growth Mindset is clearly what we want all our children at Roundthorn to develop. This will enable them to be learners for life and to overcome obstacles and difficulties as they get older.