How do we help pupils to develop the confidence, resilience, determination and belief that they can make progress? Carol Dweck’s theory of Growth Mindset (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Dweck) might provide an answer to this perennial question, and many schools are exploring, experimenting with and sometimes adopting wholesale her approaches.
Thursday 12th February saw colleagues from across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk primary and secondary schools gather at Sawston Village College (www.sawstonvc.org) for the CASSA (www.cassateaching.co.uk) R&D Teachmeet and Conference on the topic of Growth Mindset. The title of the event was “Exploring Growth Mindset”, providing an opportunity for colleagues to learn more about the theory and its potential implications for schools, teachers and pupils.
Attached are various resources from the event – presentations, links to articles and so on. I am very grateful to all colleagues who presented: from Sawston, James Diggory, Head of English; Jess Wonford, English; Jake Thurstans, MFL; Jerry Reed, History; Jo Harvey, PE; and beyond Sawston, Kev Geall, Assistant Principal at Soham Village College; Helena Marsh, Deputy Principal at Linton Village College.
If you would like to hear more, please get in touch with us via our twitter account @proflearnsvc or contact me, James Woodcock, Assistant Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helena Marsh – Linton – English: https://prezi.com/mpmxverlf1tb/give-a-student-a-writing-frame-and-you-support-them-for-one/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy
Willingham – http://www.danielwillingham.com/articles.html
Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners: The Role of Non-Cognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance: A literature review by the University of Chicago. ·