This workshop/keynote takes our core messages of happiness, flourishing, resilience & personal responsibility and looks at embedding positivity in the classroom. Most teachers recognise the value of fostering positive intrinsic learning behaviours and many ‘get’ that growth mindsets are crucial. But there’s more to it than knowing what ‘perseverance,’ means. Crafting a growth mindset culture requires a little introspection and an alternative perspective.
‘Cultivating a Growth Mindset’ focuses on four key elements:
Learning physically changes the brain. An understanding of how the brain is wired and the cultivation of neural connections informs and refines classroom practice. Effective teaching and learning can only take place with just the right amount of support and facilitation. The session exposes the myth of the ‘EUREKA!’ moment, and considers scaffolding for success. Less, is sometimes more.
The essential stages of learning
Learning anything is a progression – adopting a Growth Mindset significantly benefits the rate and extent of that progression. Teachers and pupils must have a shared understanding of the distinctly different stages involved in order to develop security – and ultimately mastery. Empowering partners with an effective model for learning, and associated assessment tools helps to perpetuate progress.
Sharing teaching and learning
Authentic learning is, literally, a conscious struggle. As such, pupils must take ownership of their education and make the effort to engage with teaching. Because of a host of peripheral factors, this doesn’t always come easily. Children can be encouraged to develop and maintain markedly greater focus by adhering to simple routines and practices embedded within the classroom.
What is creativity and how do we benefit from it? Developing the ability to think differently, greatly improves our ability to solve problems and craft solutions. Creativity manifests itself in different ways, and benefits from a conducive classroom culture. By incorporating simple adaptations, additions and omissions to school life, teaching and learning can be given extra breathing space. Small differences can empower teachers and learners to enjoy pursuing their potential.
Best of all, it’s thought-provoking and bags of fun.
Interested in this workshop?
Our sessions work as assemblies, hour-long lessons, half days or INSET days. We love working with big groups, so get all your staff in the same room and leave us to it. If you'd like to talk to us about working together or have any questions, just fill in the form below and one of our brilliant trainers will be in touch with you to see how we can help.