Raising Attainment and Aspirations in the Primary Classroom
The Growth Mindset explains why it’s not just our abilities and talents that bring us success but how we approach our goals. Mindset refers to the beliefs that we hold, whether we think our abilities are set in stone (the fixed mindset) or open to development (the growth mindset). These mindsets have enormous implications for personal and educational development and whether we reach our potential in life or plateau.
The Growth Mindset is the result of research by Prof Carol Dweck at Stanford University and is backed by neuroscience. It is one of the principles in positive psychology – that we can learn optimism, develop our strengths and grow our happiness. It sets out a formula for success at school and in life.
This session will examine the research and consider implications for the primary classroom. We will share practical strategies for developing this approach in your school. We will look at ways to continually foster a growth mindset and ensure that this approach is ‘lived and breathed’ by both children and teachers to ensure real impact on attitudes and attainment.
Choice of dates and times:
Tuesday 15th June 2021 1.30pm – 3pm or
Monday 5th July 4pm – 5.30pm
This session will be £50 (+VAT). This includes 1 additional teacher or TA from your school to attend at no extra cost if you wish.