At its core, a growth mindset is the belief that their intelligence and abilities can be improved upon with hard work, determination, and practice.
Characteristics of a growth mindset
When your child has a growth mindset, he/she will:
- Believe that their intelligence can be developed
- Have a desire to learn
- Confront challenges head-on
- Persist in the face of setbacks
- Believe that effort will lead to skill mastery
- Accept and learn from criticism
- See the success of others as a source of inspiration
At Holmer, we believe in teaching and encouraging children to achieve this mindset by the use of displays, explicit talking about, peer spotters, assemblies and half termly reflection. The children and adults use the following statements as a starting point for their reflection.
Holmer Growth Mindset Statements
I get ideas by looking at what other people have done well.
I try to solve problems.
I help and encourage other people.
By trying my best, I believe I can keep getting better and better.
I keep on trying even when I find things tricky.
I can learn by what others say about my work.
I ask how I can do even better.