A parent’s poor experience of school can make them resistant to engaging with their child’s school, so it is important to overcome this barrier when interacting with parents.
Understanding the power they have over their children’s attitudes towards education is essential if parents are to help create and sustain a growth mindset culture.
The engaging with families website gives a further insight into this important area, including strategies for reaching out to parents.
We have developed a parents’ leaflet (pdf), which can be sent home in schoolbags, or handed to parents at school events.
Here are a couple of slides on growth mindset and parents (ppt) which you might find useful.
The challenge-o-meter (ppt) is a useful tool, which parents can use at home to discuss homework or the school day. And we have a useful parents’ challenge-o-meter (pdf) that outlines how to use the challenge-o-meter.
Stanford University’s PERTS have developed a series of lessons (web) on growth mindset, designed for parents.