Talent is over-rated : utilising growth mindset research

We need learners to be independent, love challenge, respond to feedback, be resilient and take greater ownership of their learning.  We want them to understand how effort is directly linked to improvement and for them to have high aspirations.  Growth mindset research can unlock potential.  It also helps teachers to see non traditional barriers to learning.  This training focuses on exploring growth mindset theory and provides a wealth of practical strategies that can be implemented in the classroom and across the school. This training has been delivered to several schools in Leeds with startling impact.

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  • Introduction to growth mindset theory, identifying pupils with a fixed mindsets, supporting a change of mindset
  • Growth mindset marking and feedback —focusing on moving pupils from passive to active respondents
  • Growth mindset and challenge in the classroom—practical strategies
  • Growth mindsets and learning about the brain
  • Developing growth mindset classrooms and a growth mindset ethos
  • Participants will have a greater understanding of growth mindset research and how it can be practically applied in the classroom. They will be equipped with resources and tools that will help them to use growth mindset to raise pupil aspirations and increase rates of progress. As a school, teams will have considered how the ethos contributes to raising aspirations.

    "Absolutely fascinating and very, very informative day. Well presented, great pace with blasts of information and solid opportunities to discuss."
    "Fantastic - thanks Vicky - loved it! Best course I have done for years!"
    "Time to think, investigate, talk and challenge ourselves."
    "Thank you very much for a detailed, thought provoking day. It's wonderful to have all members of staff on the same page so we can make plans together."

    This is at least a full training day. Prior to the training day, a pre-meeting with the senior leadership team is needed to map out the day and consider leadership implications.

    Ideal for leaders, teachers and teaching assistants to train together in groups of up to 30 people.