At Bisley, we want every child to leave the school being the best that they can be and we believe that adopting a Growth Mindset approach supports this. In addition to teaching the children about Growth Mindsets, we have introduced the Thinkosaurus family to support the children in understanding the impact of having a Growth Mindset.
What is Growth Mindset?
Growth Mindset refers to a learning theory developed by Dr Carol Dweck. It revolves around the belief that you can improve intelligence, ability and performance. The opposite, a fixed mindset, refers to the belief that a person’s talents are set in stone . Years of research have demonstrated that mindset is malleable, meaning that we can help children to learn more effectively and efficiently by changing their mindset from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.
The following video explains the concept in more detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUWn_TJTrnU
Key aspects of Growth Mindset at Bisley:
The Thinkosaurus family:
The Thinkosaurus family were created to provide an accessible and memorable way for the children to understand and remember the core principles of adopting a Growth Mindset. The family consist of five dinosaurs:
Try-a-saurus Rex- is not afraid to “have a go” and try new things. He knows we are more likely to be successful when we try again- he does not give up.
Train-your-brain-a-saurus-knows that your brain is amazing! It can change shape and get better at new things if we practise.
Mistake-a-docus-knows that mistakes are a brilliant thing! Making a mistake will help us work out our next step and remember how to solve the problem next time.
Believe-a-saurus-understands that we need to believe in ourselves as learners. If we believe we can do it we will do it!
Share-a-docus-knows the best learning happens when we share our ideas
We have received enquiries as to where you can buy the dinosaur family from.
We purchased our sets from Amazon , the following link should take you to the page. Amazon - dinosaur family
Further information and reading for parents: