Vistara Primary School  41 Richmond Hill Road, Richmond Hill via Lismore NSW 2480

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Growth Mindset

At Vistara, we encourage students to adopt a ‘growth mindset’ which is the belief and thinking that one’s own abilities can improve over time and that all challenges or mistakes are opportunities for learning.

 

One of the strategies we use at Vistara is to encourage students to redirect their self-talk from a fixed mindset, “I’m not good at this,” to a growth mindset to include the word ‘YET’.  “I’m not good at this YET”.

 

By introducing the word ‘YET’, it provides students the opportunity to persevere with their efforts, use different strategies and improve on their progress. Ultimately students develop a growth mindset, learning that it’s ok not to have the answers immediately, perseverance is a wonderful thing and they also develop a passion for learning.

 

To learn more about a ‘growth mindset’ visit

www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve