Countless studies have shown the plasticity of the brain. This means our brain can be rewired as we learn and think differently. People who have a growth mindset believe that intelligence can be developed, while people with a fixed mindset believe that intelligence is a fixed trait. Educators can help students develop a growth mindset by teaching them about the amazing properties of the brain and to use language that promotes growth mindset.
Watch Dr. Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: Change the Way You Think to Fulfil Your Potential as she talks about the power of believing that you can improve.
In our flagship program, Neurodiversity Friendly Schools Teacher Training Program, one of the topics that we also emphasise as part of strengths-based approach is the use of Growth Mindset practices. To start you in the right direction, here are 24 questions that you can use in promoting growth mindset in your classroom.