There are some great tools that you can use to ensure you are using growth mindset language in the classroom and also help your pupils to do the same.
We know that the language we use is important for creating and sustaining a growth mindset culture in the school but how do we know what our pupils’ mindsets are? One way is by listening to the language that they use. Here are some examples of growth and fixed mindset language (doc) that you might hear in your class.
Effective feedback is key to a positive school experience, and the nature of praise is a huge part of that. Here is some growth mindset feedback and praise (doc) that teachers and pupils’ peers can use.
School reports provide an opportunity for teachers to give feedback to pupils and parents. Here is a useful guide to some growth mindset report writing language (doc).
It has been highlighted that teachers can sometimes fall into some common mindset ‘pitfalls’ such as only raising effort, or creating an atmosphere of mindset fatigue with over repetition of key phrases. Look at language pitfalls (doc) to see some common mistakes and how to overcome them.