Where do the Habits of Mind fit?

Last week, I discussed how staff at my school were able to “find” the Habits of Mind in the curriculum, as well as in their big-picture visions of student learning. By doing so, they realised that far from being something new or “extra”, the Habits of Mind simplified their view of teaching and learning. They […]

Where to begin with Habits of Mind

I began my work with the Habits of Mind more than 20 years ago. It was a time when the education system was undergoing major curriculum changes. We had three “new” curriculums in five years. The “crowded curriculum” was a constant source of frustration for teachers, who felt there was too much to cover and […]

The Growth Mindset Teacher – ONLINE!

Have you ever wanted to attend one of my Growth Mindset Teacher workshops? Well, now you can! My Growth Mindset Teacher workshop is now available online for individuals and whole-school groups. Be quick – the first intake starts in August. The Growth Mindset Teacher – online The Growth Mindset Teacher online course gives you the […]

Two Powerful Approaches to Growth Mindset Learning

Is Growth Mindset and Learning Agility a school-wide focus in 2019? Are you looking for high-quality, high-impact professional learning for your school? As Australia’s leading Growth Mindset expert, I provide two pathways to embed Growth Mindset pedagogy and culture in schools. Growth Mindset School-Based Professional Learning Package My Growth Mindset School-Based Professional Learning Package includes […]

It’s about choice

Why should schools make Growth Mindset a priority? It’s an important question, and you won’t find the answer on social media. We could talk about how students with a Growth Mindset tend to achieve higher grades. How they tend to persist longer at tasks. How they put in more effort, respond better to mistakes and […]

McEnroe vs Federer: A battle of Mindset

In her book, Mindsets: The New Psychology of Success, Professor Carol Dweck uses John McEnroe as an example of a person with a Fixed Mindset. I think he’s a great example for many reasons. You can’t argue with the fact McEnroe was an extraordinary tennis player. He is ranked 6th in the list of most […]

Setting the record straight on Growth Mindset: Part 2

Last week, I spoke about the first of two crucial points that must be understood about the Growth Mindset that allow us to respond thoughtfully to current criticisms. That is, the Growth Mindset is not growth – it is simply the understanding that growth is possible. The second point we need to understand to set […]

Setting the record straight on Growth Mindset

Several recent studies have unfairly thrown doubt on the importance of the Growth Mindset. To respond accurately to this criticism, two crucial points must be understood: The Growth Mindset is not growth. The Growth Mindset existed before Carol Dweck. Over the next two weeks, I’ll unpack these points and explain why it’s important to stay […]

Why is a Growth Mindset so important to motivation?

I love this quote by George Bernard Shaw. It so neatly captures one of the key differences between someone with a Growth Mindset and someone with a Fixed Mindset. Someone with a Fixed Mindset believes their most basic characteristics, such as their talents, abilities and intelligence, are unchangeable. They spend their life looking inwards, trying […]

How to make hard things easy

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to make hard things easy? A way to take those things we find difficult, the things we struggle with every day, and make them simple? Fortunately, there is a way. It’s all about learning to be smarter and getting better at the Habits of Mind. Let […]