This fun, relaxed and engaging workshop, looks at how ‘Mindsets’ unfold in the classroom and what we can do to influence young people’s attitude towards their abilities and capacity for growth. Reviewing Dr Carol Dweck’s most recent research on Mindsets, we look at key strategies to changing attitudes, establishing a growth mindset culture & creating the right climate to learn. Delegates reflect upon their own mindset, the language they use and how our own expectation & attitude towards natural talent can impact on young people’s achievement. We reflect on the myths and misconceptions commonly seen in schools, such as simply judging and labelling others & ourselves or where false praise is offered up without proper focus on the outcome. Fixed or Growth? This one or the other mentality offers no movement or recognition of the self-talk required to change. Effort & hard work are also touted as the hallmark of a growth mindset, this in itself will not suffice for improvement so we look at what other traits that the growth mindset is looking to establish.
“An amazing workshop, one of the very best training courses that I have attended in all my years of teaching… practical to transfer to the classroom environment and with my own children. I was truly impressed by the presenter’s energy, positivity & rapport with her audience. I will take all of the ideas forward. Yours, a converted cloud-hopper!”
Teacher, Richmond Park Academy, Richmond-upon-thames
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