How do you explain a concept like Growth Mindset?

I have written before about my thoughts around Growth Mindset. Whilst I appreciate the valid concerns expressed by others about the dangers of overstatement and the need for coherent informed implementation, I very much believe that Dweck’s theories about learning and growth have an important role to play in educating young people – for nowContinue reading “How do you explain a concept like Growth Mindset?”

CPD and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

‘Time is the school in which we learn, / Time is the fire in which we burn.’ Delmore Schwartz CPD and the Second Law of Thermodynamics Thermodynamics is the study of heat and energy. Its laws describe how energy moves around within a system. The first law describes how energy can never be created or destroyed,Continue reading “CPD and the Second Law of Thermodynamics”

What does Growth Mindset mean to me?

Today saw the launch of our school commitment to Growth Mindset, featuring a wonderful keynote speech from Matthew Syed followed by a selection of workshops run by some talented teachers based around the theme of continual improvement. I will blog about the day and our ongoing experience of developing Growth Mindset over the coming weeksContinue reading “What does Growth Mindset mean to me?”