Tag Archives: growth mindset

Benchmark of Brilliance

The first 15 Minute Forum of 2016-2017 was led by Gail Christie who is the Curriculum Leader for Art and Design at Durrington. In an unusual move the 15 Minute Forum was not held in its normal classroom but convened in … Continue reading

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The Growth Mindset Teacher

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by geography teacher Hannah Townsend.  Last year, Hannah carried out a small scale ‘Practitioner Research Project’  to explore what it means as a teacher to have a growth mindset?  We often talk about this … Continue reading

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DHS Mindset Conference

Yesterday we hosted our first ‘Mindset Conference’ at Durrington High School.  As we continue to embed a growth mindset culture as a school, we have frequent requests from other schools to come and visit.  This prompted us to put on … Continue reading

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Engendering a positive work ethic

The 15 Minute Forum tonight was led by Kate Bloomfield, our Director of English.  This year Kate is teaching two Y10 groups who, for a variety of reasons are challenging.  Their academic level was low at the beginning of Y10 … Continue reading

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Mindset, attitude and behaviour

  The image above, or versions of it, are probably commonplace in a number of schools up and down the country – and understandably so.  It makes perfect sense to be focusing our efforts on fostering a growth mindset in … Continue reading

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Trying to grow their mindset

The 15 Minute Forum last week was led by science teacher, Becky Owen.  Becky started the session by explaining why she thought the idea of a growth mindset was so important.  Put very simply, the students that she has taught … Continue reading

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Lessons from Pele

In the 1970 World Cup semi-final, Brazil played Uruguay.  Pele was playing and this was one of the most talked about moments in the game: I think there’s much to learn from this clip and the approach of Pele.  If … Continue reading

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