A Frame Of Mind
Independent School Parent|Summer 2017

Anna Bushby demonstrates how the growth mindset concept can drastically improve academic performance.

Anna Bushby

As a Latin teacher, “I can’t do this, it’s too hard!” was something I was used to hearing from my pupils. But when this assumption that they wouldn’t achieve their best in lessons was starting to negatively impact their learning, I knew I would have to make some changes.

I looked into the growth mindset concept – a simple idea developed after years of research by psychologist, Carol Dweck. Dweck states that in a fixed mindset, people are convinced their intelligence cannot be developed. However, if they adopt a growth mindset, they believe their abilities can be improved through effort and hard work.

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