Tag Archives: growth mindset

Embrace the Glitterball

Occasional guest blogger and DHS drama teacher Lesely Graney has been reflecting on Strictly Come Dancing… It time to embrace the glitterball. If you walk past my room at this time of year you might hear comments like “Don’t be … Continue reading

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Mindset: The things we say

  I’ve written before (lots!) about growth mindset and why I think it’s important.  I think we need to be careful though.  If it’s really going to make a difference, we need to think very deeply about what it really … Continue reading

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#brightspots – Mind your language

This is a brief post, but I wanted to share this great display that I saw whilst getting ready for open evening this week.  It was in Carole Marsh’s classroom – Carole is our SEN Coordinator at school and got … Continue reading

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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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