I recently did some staff training about developing growth mindsets in the classroom.
Next, I interviewed a random selection of pupils, asking these questions:
- Are you good at maths?
- Are you the best in the class?
- Do you think you could be the best in the future?
- Why do you think some children in your class get better test scores than others?
- How do you improve your learning?
I videoed the responses which were very interesting and prompted useful discussion:
It was clear to see which children had fixed mindsets and those who had growth.
For the training, I created a Prezi – click here to view it.
At the end, I handed out a flyer for all of the staff:
Feel free to make copies of all of the above – growth mindsets are so important and can change the lives of students.