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Encouraging a growth mindset at St Paul’s
Last year in one of our surveys, a parent from the Traralgon campus raised a very good question - “what do we mean when we talk about ‘partnering with parents’?” To a large extent the School has its way of doing things and each family has their own way of managing things.
So the challenge is to partner in a way that provides the children with consistent messages, without expecting us all to agree on everything.
I have been very excited to learn about the research of Dr Carol Dweck and we can use her work to partner with parents to help our children develop in a way that improves their chances of being more successful learners.
Not just in school but in all areas of life
By an early age, children form all sorts of beliefs about learning and some of these are very unhelpful. Dweck’s research indicates that one of the least helpful is developing a fixed mindset.