Growth Mindset Lesson Plan #2: From Laptop to Classroom

In Growth Mindset Lesson Plan, I tried to bridge the gap between a widespread psychology theory to a practical lesson plan. Well, here's another gap that needs bridging: practical lesson plan to actually doing this lesson with real learners.  THEORY ----- PLAN ----- ACTION ----- EVALUATION Of the two cultural example options, I went down the [...]


Growth Mindset Lesson Plan

I live Professor Carol Dweck's Mindset Theory, and due to the positives it's had on my life (relationships, work, running to name a few) it's well worth passing on to fellow teachers and my students. If you've visited the blog before, you may have noticed that I have a Mindset section that's worth a look. I've [...]

Implementing Mindset Theory in the Classroom and the Staff Room Notes (slide number in brackets) from IH Online Conference webinar, 19th May 2017. WHAT? (3) Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychology professor Carol Dweck. Result of decades of research on achievement and success. (4) Summary of the key characteristics of growth and fixed mindset. I will refer back to [...]

Mindset: Making the Most of Observations

“I want to improve my teaching practices”. Most teachers will say this, or why do we bother doing this job? To quote Jay-Z, ´loiterers should be arrested´. If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse. Stagnation is a slow death. However, as with anything, there´s a wide schism between words/intentions and making them reality. Observations [...]

It’s All in the Head

After reading Bounce by Matthew Syed last summer, one section in particular has transformed my teaching approach this academic year. The Theory The particular section described psychologist Professor Carol Dweck´s theory on mindset. Dweck argues that a person´s attitude can be described as a growth mindset or a fixed mindset. It´s more than a label; the repercussions are reflected in [...]