Broadcast Yourself. Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit. Full On Learning | Because learning is too important to be left to chance. There are two types of people in this world... Growth Mindsets: “The POWER of YET” via Sesame Street. Engaging School Handbook_0. Sowing Seeds in September. Like most teachers, August is my favourite month. No alarm clock, holiday adventures, lazy days, carefree, relaxation, friends, family etc. September is inevitable though – and I quite like that too.
A new school year brings with it a fresh start. An opportunity to try out new things and get new classes into good habits. Which brings me on to the subject of growth mindset. 1. Challenge all students to develop and extend their learning – not just the more able. Firstly, get to know your students. 2. Let students know that it’s OK to struggle and find things hard – then we’re learning! So, when met with a response of ‘I can’t do this’, in the words of Carol Dweck, counter it with ‘Yet!’ 3. September is a time of hope and optimism – exploit this! In the first few lessons, get them to produce a brilliant piece of work – then use this as the benchmark for the rest of the year. 4. Use the mantra ‘If it’s not excellent, it’s not finished’. 5. 6. Why is this important? 7. 8. 9. 10. Like this: Under Starters Orders – Growth Mindset at the start of a new academic year | RE Teach – Lorraine Abbott. As a middle manager it is always tricky leading whole staff INSET, there is the possibility that after the one off day of input the content gets lost amongst the bigger school agenda.
However the Mindset INSET has and always was backed by SLT in our school and thus has some real practical implications for the new academic year and beyond. If you find it helpful you can access the resources I used, and some I created, for INSET on this padlet. I haven’t included the specific data accumulated for my own school though. It is also worth mentioning that HT Chris Hildrew has recently posted an excellent blog on what his school is doing as they launch Growth Mindset, it’s well worth a read.
Whole School As a whole school we are having a growth mindset contribution to every INSET, ensuring a link between all we do and our growth mindset attitude. This first bulletin was created to help equip staff with the language of growth mindset to use in their marking and conversations with students. In RE. Reactive and proactive teaching: which should we use in the language classroom? Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes. Critique and feedback - the story of austin's butterfly - Ron Berger.
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