Team Nornes and The Growth Mindset
Hard Work, Perseverance, and a Winning Attitude
How can you teach a Growth Mindset?
This article was very helpful in taking Carol Dweck's information and making her ideas accessible for teachers. The writer, Shaun Allison, is a Deputy Head Master of a high school in Sussex, England. He gives specific ideas for how to nurture a growth mindset in students.
The 5 B's; Brain, Book, Board, Buddy, Boss
Brain (give yourself some think time, how have you done this before?)
Book (look in your textbook for ideas, strategies, or samples)
Board (is there something on the board or posted that will help?)
Buddy (ask a friend who you think can help)
Boss (If you have tried all of this and are still stuck, ask the boss)
Purposefully teach failure. Make it a tool for growth. Not a reason to quit.
What do you do when things get hard? If things are easy, we need to find something that will challenge us.
Instead of saying, "you are so smart" say...