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Growth mindset dhs conf

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Growth mindset dhs conf

  1. 1. Mindset – a whole school approach Shaun Allison Deputy Head, Durrington High school @shaun_allison http://classteaching.wordpress.com/
  2. 2. • Curious • Experimenting • Learning • Tackling really hard tasks…. • ….again and again
  3. 3. • “I can’t do it” • “I’m stuck” • “I can’t be bothered” • “It’s too hard” • “I’m not clever enough” • “He’s a boff, I’m not” • “Can I do something easier?” • “I’m at my MEG so I’m alright” • “What’s the point in showing me that, I’ll never be able to do it”
  4. 4. Mindset • Fixed –intelligence is fixed and can’t be changed. • Growth – intelligence can be developed through effort & practice
  5. 5. • Fixed – Look smart at all costs • Growth – No risks about looking smart, so dive into challenges
  6. 6. • Fixed – Achievement should come naturally • Growth – Hard work and effort is key
  7. 7. • Fixed – Hide mistakes and deficiencies • Growth – Capitalize on mistakes and learn from them
  8. 8. “Dweck's research falls into the category of most of the best of our research into education, in that it merely ends up confirming the eternal truths of the classroom: turn up, work hard, study, do well; work harder, do better; believe you can improve and you probably will, believe that you can't and see what happens.” Tom Bennett, TES
  9. 9. The standard approach
  10. 10. Posters
  11. 11. Assemblies & INSET
  12. 12. A GIFT? HARD WORK AND SACRIFICE? • Starting playing tennis aged 2. • Practised 5 days a week; every week. • By aged 5 playing in tournaments for under 10s. • By 8 he was allowed to play against adults in competitions. • Had few friends in secondary school and trained in all of his spare time. • Aged 15 asks his mum to move to Barcelona so he can be trained with the world’s best.
  13. 13. Taking it further
  14. 14. Caution - Changing behaviours is hard Nick Rose – Turnford blog
  15. 15. Caution – The False Growth Mindset • Don’t oversimplify it. • Effort = Growth Mindset = success. • Everyone can be excellent at everything! • Posters + assemblies = job done. • “Yes, I have a growth mindset”
  16. 16. Self aware • Legitimise our fixed mindset – know your triggers, embrace them, overcome them: – Facing Challenges: Anxious – Struggling: Frustrated, worried – Setbacks: Discouraged, defensive – Being criticised: angry, defensive, ashamed • Support students to do the same….
  17. 17. Tell students the message…
  18. 18. Start the message early
  19. 19. Nudge – don’t shove
  20. 20. I succeed because…
  21. 21. No Lesson Observation grades
  22. 22. Assessment Without Levels
  23. 23. No KS4 target grades
  24. 24. Set themselves long term goals Benchmark of Brilliance
  25. 25. Here’s one I prepared last year
  26. 26. Focus on effort
  27. 27. Catch them working hard
  28. 28. Don’t use learning objectives like: •All… •Most… •Some…
  29. 29. Rethink differentiation
  30. 30. Make redrafting normal
  31. 31. Share excellence
  32. 32. Share excellence
  33. 33. Share excellence
  34. 34. Make feedback manageable & meaningful
  35. 35. Gallery Critique
  36. 36. Practice it
  37. 37. Use academic language
  38. 38. Change your language Fulfil your academic potential
  39. 39. Change your language You’re naturally talented at this
  40. 40. Change your language Top end challenge
  41. 41. Change your language If you get stuck, go on to the next one
  42. 42. Change your language You’ve done really well, you must be so clever
  43. 43. Change your language Never mind, you tried your best
  44. 44. Change your language I won’t do that with this class, they’re low ability End
  45. 45. Instead of: • Low ability • Middle ability • High ability What about: • Low starter • Middle starter • High starter
  46. 46. Is there any evidence to suggest it’s worth focusing on?
  47. 47. 1 FIXED 2 3 4 5 6 GROWTH
  48. 48. 1 FIXED 2 3 4 5 6 GROWTH Whole school average = 3.9
  49. 49. 1 FIXED 2 3 4 5 6 GROWTH Student A, 2.5 57% on or above
  50. 50. 1 FIXED 2 3 4 5 6 GROWTH Student B, 2.8 57% on or above
  51. 51. 1 FIXED 2 3 4 5 6 GROWTH Student C, 5.5 100% on or above
  52. 52. 1 FIXED 2 3 4 5 6 GROWTH Student D, 5.6 83% on or above
  53. 53. Student E TP4 Projections
  54. 54. Student E TP4 Projections TP5 Projections
  55. 55. Student E TP4 Projections 1 FIXED 2 3 4 5 6 GROWTH TP5 Projections 5.4
  56. 56. Growth Mindset Growth Fixed
  57. 57. “Success nourishes them. They succeed because they think they can” - Virgil @shaun_allison http://classteaching.wordpress.com/

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