The Power of Belief - Mindset and Success

posted Jun 5, 2014, 6:01 PM by Nicky Ryan
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Yesterday I had the opportunity to work with our Whitestone Learning and Change Network at a Regional Day in Christchurch including all participating schools in the South Island. Our network includes Little Wonders, St Joseph's, Papakaio and SKC as well as Weston...we are hoping that other schools will join us. We work collaboratively for the learning enhancement of all of our schools, which in a climate of competition is a new way of working. Already we have been moderating our writing across schools to check that a) we are all on track and thinking a level 4 piece of writing 'looks like this' based on set criteria and b) what does the High School want our students to be able to arrive being able to do (at the moment we figure if one HS can tell us then it is the same across the board)! Ultimately we want to work together to increase levels of student engagement and levels of achievement.

Our learning conversations developed around creating a growth mindset in all of our students for learning and how we can do this as adults as well. Imagine how powerful it would be to create this growth mindset in yourself and your children rather than foster the development of a fixed mindset. See what you think of this TEDtalk:

The Power of Belief: Mindset Success

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