Tag Archives: growth mindset

Sowing Seeds in September

Like most teachers, August is my favourite month.  No alarm clock, holiday adventures, lazy days, carefree, relaxation, friends, family etc.  September is inevitable though – and I quite like that too.  A new school year brings with it a fresh … 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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Mindset: Just do it….

Last week at school we had a ‘Vision Meeting’ about developing as a growth mindset school. I blogged about it here.  As usual, I was amazed at the enthusiasm and passion that came from the meeting – and the sense … Continue reading

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Vision Meeting – Growth Mindset

Today I led the second of our new breakfast ‘vision meetings’ – looking at how we can continue to embed a growth mindset across the school.  These are voluntary meetings where members of our leadership team share their vision, for an aspect of … Continue reading

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Growing our mindset

This time last year I read Dweck’s ‘Mindset’.  Since then we’ve done quite a lot of work at DHS to develop and embed a growth mindset with our students  – especially during the last term.  We are trying to ensure that it … Continue reading

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Towards a Growth Mindset in Science & Maths

Two of our Learning Innovators from science and maths, Becky Owen and Shane Borrett, have been using their project to develop a growth mindset with their students.  As a school, we are interested in simple, effective and sustainable ways in which … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Mindset

Following our INSET day last week, DHS drama teacher and occasional guest blogger Lesley Graney has been reflecting on her mindset…..and that of her students. Enjoy…. It been a while since I have made parallels between my home life and … Continue reading

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Rich Tea or Hob Nob?

It’s been a great week at DHS.  We started off on Monday with an INSET thinking about how we can develop a growth mindset with our students.  By that we mean students who will: Strive for excellence Embrace the challenges Persist … Continue reading

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