Following on from a previous article on growth mindset, it appears to be a topic that still holds a great deal of interest. Of particular interest to me is how can Dweck’s ideas be used practically and effectively in a school to develop learning….and is there some way that this could be interweaved and embedded throughout the curriculum? Pete Jones (@Pekabelo) describes some great work he has been doing to develop this here.
So, I turned to Twitter. I asked the good people of the twittersphere for some words that described students with a growth mindset – using the letters G R O W T H. As usual the response was great and a number of people asked if the results could be shared. So here it is……do with it what you will!
Gritty, Grafter, Goal orientated, Galvanised, Grind
Resilient, Reflective, Reliable, Resolute, Receptive, Roused, Reactive, Ready, Responsive
Optimistic, Open, Opportunist, Ownership, Organised, Overcoming, Outward looking
Willing, Wondering, Wizardry, Worker
Tenacious, Tough, Trier, Team Player, Thoughtful, Thinker
Humility, Humble, Honest, Happy, Hardy, Hopeful, Helpful, Holistic, Hoisted, Harnessed, Hungry
So, that’s what the student with the perfect growth mindset looks like. The big challenge is how to develop this in all students across a school. That’s the challenge!
Many thanks to all those who contributed. Please feel free to contribute any others by leaving a comment below.