Have you ever said or heard someone say “I can’t do maths/ art/ baking, I always get it wrong!” or something similar?
At The Croft Primary School, we encourage all children (and adults) to develop a Growth Mindset. We hope that you can support your child in this by helping them to develop a positive attitude to learning, encouraging high self-esteem and using mistakes to help them learn, just as we are doing in school.
What is Growth Mindset?
The term ‘Growth Mindset’ was developed by Professor Carol Dweck, an American psychologist, who found that we all have different beliefs about the underlying nature of ability.
People with a growth mindset believe that intelligence and abilities can be developed through effort, persistence, trying different strategies and learning from mistakes.
On the other hand, people with a fixed mindset believe that our intelligence and abilities are fixed traits; something that you are born with and that you can’t really do anything about.
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