Monthly Archives: July 2014

2013-14. Done!

At this time of year, it has become fairly traditional for educational bloggers to write a round up of what they think they’ve achieved over the course of the academic year.  I had every intention of doing this, but have … Continue reading

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Getting Great

Teaching is a creative profession, and at DHS we want our teachers to be innovative and excited about what they do – not stifled by an overly prescriptive approach to teaching.  We want teachers to takes risks and try new … Continue reading

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Thinking About Mindset

In a previous post, I stated why I think developing a growth mindset with students is so important.  It makes students: Have high expectations of what they can achieve and be inspired by the success of others. Accept that hard work … Continue reading

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A grand day out with Dweck, Syed, Hymer, Brinton, Jones & Elder

Today was Osiris Educational’s ‘Growing Mindsets Convention 2014’ in London. As well as a programme of excellent speakers, including Carol Dweck, Matthew Syed and Barry Hymer, it was also an opportunity to spend some time with EG Schools colleagues – … Continue reading

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Celebrating Excellence

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 … Continue reading

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