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Implementing Mindset Theory in
the Classroom and
the Staff Room
James Egerton
IH Riga-Satva, Latvia
www.jamesegerton.wordp...
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
What?
Why?
How?
Classroom
Staff room
Mindset Theory
Professor Carol Dweck
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET
Intelligence... can be improved with
focused practise.
can’t change as it’s what I’m
born wit...
Fixed → Growth
Case Study: Farmington Elementary School, Oregon.
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
Fixed → Growth
Case Study: Fiske Elementary School, Massachusetts.
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
Fixed → Growth
Case Study: My lessons, 2015-16.
Nessie English Centre, Albacete, Spain.
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wor...
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
How can you implement the
Mindset Theory?
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
In the Classroom #1
Teacher-Student Feedback
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET
Intelligence... can be improved with focused
practise.
can’t change as it’s what I’m
born wit...
Feedback to foster growth mindset...
Focused on EFFORT *NOT innate talent
Focused on PROCESS or STRATEGY *NOT
result
YET w...
Helpful (--> growth) or harmful (--> fixed)?
Fantastic! You’re so clever!
Weak essay. IELTS Level 4.
You’re a star!
I can ...
Useful (growth mindset) Useless (fixed mindset)
I can tell you really focused on
this.
Good paragraphing.
Not where we nee...
In the Classroom #2
De-stigmatise errors
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET
Intelligence... can be improved with focused
practise.
can’t change as it’s what I’m
born wit...
Krashen’s i+1
comprehensible input
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
In my classroom...
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
In the Classroom #3
Goal setting
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET
Intelligence... can be improved
with focused
practise.
can’t change as it’s
what I’m born wit...
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
Dear Growth Journal,
By the end of the week I will...
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
In the Staff Room #1
Teachers’ beliefs on learning
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET
Intelligence... can be improved
with focused
practise.
can’t change as it’s
what I’m born wit...
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
In the Staff Room #2
Observations
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET
Intelligence... can be improved with focused practise. can’t change as it’s what I’m born
wit...
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
OR
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
In the Staff Room #3
Attitudes to Colleagues
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET
Intelligence... can be improved with
focused practise.
can’t change as it’s
what I’m born wit...
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
James Egerton
www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
Thanks for taking part!
Questions? … CONTACT:
Blog: www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com (SLIDES and NOTES uploaded here)
james.egerton@tiscali.co.uk
ja...
Bibliography
Busch, B. (2015) ‘Four questions that encourage growth mindset among students’,
The Guardian, 15 November.
Dw...
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Implementing Mindset Theory in the Classroom and the Staff Room

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International House Online Conference
19 May 2017
James Egerton, IH Riga-Satva
Implementing Mindset Theory to Boost Learners and Teachers
Although most agree that psychology is key for effective education, this isn't yet reflected in many classrooms or teacher training courses. So using Professor Dweck's Mindset Theory, this talk will share practical ways to promote Growth Mindset in learners and teachers to boost both the classroom and staffroom.

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  1. 1. Implementing Mindset Theory in the Classroom and the Staff Room James Egerton IH Riga-Satva, Latvia www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  2. 2. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com What? Why? How? Classroom Staff room
  3. 3. Mindset Theory Professor Carol Dweck James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  4. 4. GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET Intelligence... can be improved with focused practise. can’t change as it’s what I’m born with. Effort... is how I improve. I love a challenge! shows a lack of intelligence. The easier, the better. Failure... is a stepping stone to success. Try again! is a disaster. Give up! Other people’s success... makes me happy and motivates me. makes me look stupid. Criticism... is a chance to improve. means I messed up. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  5. 5. Fixed → Growth Case Study: Farmington Elementary School, Oregon. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  6. 6. Fixed → Growth Case Study: Fiske Elementary School, Massachusetts. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  7. 7. Fixed → Growth Case Study: My lessons, 2015-16. Nessie English Centre, Albacete, Spain. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  8. 8. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  9. 9. How can you implement the Mindset Theory? James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  10. 10. In the Classroom #1 Teacher-Student Feedback James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  11. 11. GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET Intelligence... can be improved with focused practise. can’t change as it’s what I’m born with. Effort... is how I improve. I love a challenge! shows a lack of intelligence. The easier, the better. Failure... is a stepping stone to success. Try again! is a disaster. Give up! Other people’s success... makes me happy and motivates me. makes me look stupid. Criticism... is a chance to improve. means I messed up. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  12. 12. Feedback to foster growth mindset... Focused on EFFORT *NOT innate talent Focused on PROCESS or STRATEGY *NOT result YET with negative comments James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  13. 13. Helpful (--> growth) or harmful (--> fixed)? Fantastic! You’re so clever! Weak essay. IELTS Level 4. You’re a star! I can tell you really focused on this. Good paragraphing. Not where we need to be yet. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  14. 14. Useful (growth mindset) Useless (fixed mindset) I can tell you really focused on this. Good paragraphing. Not where we need to be yet. Fantastic! You’re extremely clever! Weak essay. IELTS Level 4. You’re a star! James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  15. 15. In the Classroom #2 De-stigmatise errors James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  16. 16. GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET Intelligence... can be improved with focused practise. can’t change as it’s what I’m born with. Effort... is how I improve. I love a challenge! shows a lack of intelligence. The easier, the better. Failure... is a stepping stone to success. Try again! is a disaster. Give up! Other people’s success... makes me happy and motivates me. makes me look stupid. Criticism... is a chance to improve. means I messed up. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  17. 17. Krashen’s i+1 comprehensible input James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  18. 18. In my classroom... James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  19. 19. In the Classroom #3 Goal setting James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  20. 20. GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET Intelligence... can be improved with focused practise. can’t change as it’s what I’m born with. Effort... is how I improve. I love a challenge! shows a lack of intelligence. The easier, the better. Failure... is a stepping stone to success. Try again! is a disaster. Give up! Other people’s success... makes me happy and motivates me. makes me look stupid. Criticism... is a chance to improve. means I messed up. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  21. 21. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  22. 22. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  23. 23. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  24. 24. Dear Growth Journal, By the end of the week I will... James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  25. 25. In the Staff Room #1 Teachers’ beliefs on learning James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  26. 26. GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET Intelligence... can be improved with focused practise. can’t change as it’s what I’m born with. Effort... is how I improve. I love a challenge! shows a lack of intelligence. The easier, the better. Failure... is a stepping stone to success. Try again! is a disaster. Give up! Other people’s success... makes me happy and motivates me. makes me look stupid. Criticism... is a chance to improve. means I messed up. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  27. 27. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  28. 28. In the Staff Room #2 Observations James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  29. 29. GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET Intelligence... can be improved with focused practise. can’t change as it’s what I’m born with. Effort... is how I improve. I love a challenge! shows a lack of intelligence. The easier, the better. Failure... is a stepping stone to success. Try again! is a disaster. Give up! Other people’s success... makes me happy and motivates me. makes me look stupid. Criticism... is a chance to improve. means I messed up. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  30. 30. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  31. 31. OR James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  32. 32. In the Staff Room #3 Attitudes to Colleagues James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  33. 33. GROWTH MINDSET FIXED MINDSET Intelligence... can be improved with focused practise. can’t change as it’s what I’m born with. Effort... is how I improve. I love a challenge! shows a lack of intelligence. The easier, the better. Failure... is a stepping stone to success. Try again! is a disaster. Give up! Other people’s success... makes me happy and motivates me. makes me look stupid. Criticism... is a chance to improve. means I messed up. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  34. 34. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  35. 35. James Egerton www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com
  36. 36. Thanks for taking part!
  37. 37. Questions? … CONTACT: Blog: www.jamesegerton.wordpress.com (SLIDES and NOTES uploaded here) james.egerton@tiscali.co.uk jamesegerton89
  38. 38. Bibliography Busch, B. (2015) ‘Four questions that encourage growth mindset among students’, The Guardian, 15 November. Dweck, C. (2006) Mindset. New York: Robinson. Mindset Works (2017) - Case Studies. Available at: https://www.mindsetworks.com/Science/Case-Studies (Accessed 5 March 2017). Syed, M. (2011) Bounce. London: Fourth Estate.

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