At Cuddington Croft, we develop a Growth Mindset throughout our curriculum and this is interwoven and referenced to regularly throughout the children's school experiences. We encourage the children to reflect on where they are as learners and equip them with strategies in order to develop their growth mindset. We encourage the children to apply their 6C's in their learning in order to step outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves further. Building resilience is an integral part of supporting the children in realising anything is possible. We actively encourage children to 'change their words' and the 'power of yet.'
What is a Growth Mindset?
Growth mindset refers to a learning theory developed by Dr Carol Dweck. It revolves around the belief that you can improve intelligence, ability and performance. The opposite, a fixed mindset, refers to the belief that a person’s talents are set in stone. This means that by helping students to develop a growth mindset, we can help them to learning more effective and efficient.
How do our children describe a Growth Mindset at Cuddington?
"It means giving yourself a new challenge."
"It means you are dedicated to getting something done."
"You have a positive approach and it means overlooking your fears."
"You are committed without thinking that you cannot do it!"
"It means we are courageous and try our best/"
"It means we keep trying and don't give up."
"We can ask for help but also help others."
"We learn from our mistakes."
How do our teachers support us with a Growth Mindset?
- They teach us things we can't do.
- They encourage us.
- They teach us how to be persistant and not to give up.
- They encourage us to learn from our mistakes.
- They help us with our learning and teach new skills.