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Class Teaching

As a school we’ve been thinking a great deal about developing a growth mindset with our students and staff.  There’s been a lot of discussion on twitter around mindset recently, some positive and some not so.  In my mind the principles around growth mindset are pretty solid and in no way gimmicky.  It’s about getting students to:

  • Have high expectations of what they can achieve and be inspired by the success of others.
  • Accept that hard work and effort is needed to master new ideas and achieve excellence.
  • Accept that they need to be resilient and so keep going when things get tough.

I struggle to see how anyone could argue against these.  These are the sorts of attributes that the best teachers have been developing in their students for years (a reminder about Mr Clarke).  The issue I suppose is how schools put it into practice.  It’s not a quick…

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