Year One have been learning about the two types of mindsets that children and grown-ups can have, a ‘fixed’ mindset and a ‘growth’ mindset. Have a look below at what a 'fixed' mindset is and what a 'growth' mindset is....
Someone with a 'fixed' mindset might say...
I like my work to be easy
I don’t like to try a challenge
I want people to praise me for how clever I am
I believe I cannot change how clever I am
I don’t like to try new things because I won’t be very good at it
I give up easily
Someone with a 'growth' mindset might say...
I never give up
I like my work to be difficult – it means I am learning
I love challenges
I want people to praise me for the effort I put into my work
I believe I can get more intelligent by working hard
I feel clever when I’m learning something new
I learn from my mistakes
Studies have proven that having a Growth Mindset can improve children’s progress and attainment. As a result, we are teaching our children that by having a Growth Mindset they can grow their brains and intelligence and achieve anything they want! We have also been talking to children about never giving up and always trying their best (even when something is tricky!!)