At the start of the year I drew attention to the term ‘growth mindset’ and wrote about how our teachers are starting to incorporate this outlook into the classroom environment.
In the most recent Grace Lutheran College Rothwell newsletter, Head of Senior School, Mrs Kylie Duyzer, reflected on a growth mindset being ‘essential for improvement and increased achievement.’ She went on to point out that a growth mindset comes with the belief that: ‘intelligence is gained through effort; learning and personal improvement [are] more important than outperforming others; mistakes are an opportunity to improve; and challenges are energising and motivating.’
There are many helpful websites that draw attention to instilling a growth mindset in the family home. Some examples are listed below:
- Develop a Growth Mindset in Your Child
- How Parents can Instil a Growth Mindset
- Growth Mindset Parenting
- 8 Ways to Encourage a Growth Mindset in Kids
- Jane Mueller, Principal