Students need a safe place to make mistakes, a place to feel like failure is just a stepping stone to mastering a topic or skill, a place where they will not be judged harshly and will not judge themselves harshly. We need to support them and their learning by helping them catch their fixed mindset and guiding them to reframe it into a growth mindset.
Teachers, we have our work cut out for us!!! I hope this article gives you five Growth Mindset ideas that you can implement today.
Be aware of how you talk to yourself, how you talk to your students and how students talk to themselves. Since you are reading this article, I am sure that you are very interested in Growth Mindset and I am certain that you have bought into it and already possess it yourself. I am also certain that you are aware of your words and they are solution focused instead on negative and problem finding. I am also sure that you are careful with the way that you talk to your students so I want to focus on catching students struggling with a fixed mindset and how to help them reframe.