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Thank you to those parents that attended the 'Growth Mindset' information session on 3rd May.

It was lovely to share what we are doing in school and your contributions were greatly appreciated.

I have attached the slides as a PDF as promised. The video links are also attached.

 

Growth Mindset Clip

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Growth Mindset Clip

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Q.  How can I help my child develop a growth mindset

A.  As the most important adult in your child’s life it really will help if you:

  • Encourage your child to be curious, to experiment, to use      their imagination and to be messy.
  • Praise their hard work rather than the marks they get.
  • Make it clear that being hard-working and intellectually curious is cool.
  • Praise them when they think for themselves, work well in teams and change their minds after thinking something through.
  • Accept that failure is a really important part of learning.
  • Encourage them to do activities such as writing, reading, watching fiction, solving puzzles, exchanging cultural views and debating.
  • Talk with teachers about support and opportunities rather than predictions.

Q.  Are there any books that will help?

Growth Mindset books to use with children:

- Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

- The Dot by Peter H Reynolds

- The Most Magnificant Thing by Ashley Spires

- Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

- Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

- The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett

- ish by Peter H Reynolds

- Ryan the Spy and the Superhero Secret by Jason Rago

 

Here are some links that may be of interest

https://www.oxfordlearning.com/growth-mindset-tips-for-parents/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-try-new-things

https://www.mindsetworks.com/parents/growth-mindset-parenting

https://afineparent.com/mindset/growth-mindset-introduction.html

http://yourbrainhealth.com.au/8-ways-to-encourage-a-growth-mindset-in-kids/

http://southcountychildandfamily.com/2016/02/21/growth-mindset-resources-for-parents/

Some Growth Mindset displays from around school

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