Growth Mindset

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At Menstrie Primary School, we aim to help EVERY pupil achieve their full potential. To do this, we have a sought to build and encourage a Growth Mindset culture.

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.

 

Menstrie Primary Initiatives 

In school, we have a working group focussed on making the culture change needed to help the children succeed. Miss Aitken, Mrs Wilkin and Mr Scotland have worked with all staff introduce a range of initiatives including:

  • Use of Growth Mindset Vocabulary in feedback, certificates, reports and general classroom discussion.
  • Progression for the school to focus on different aspects such as resilience, learning from mistakes (mistakes are ok) and effort.
  • Bank of resources for teachers and pupils.
  • ‘Give it a Go’ Masterclasses introduced.

 

Information for Parents

The video above by Carol Dweck aims to summarise the many reasons why a growth mindset is preferred over a fixed one. You can help at home by adopting the vocabulary of a growth mindset.

When discussing learning with your child, try asking these 10 what questions to develop and embed the Growth Mindset.

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Always learning, in all ways.

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