Growth Mindset

At Torbay School we encourage a Growth Mindset in our students.  Growth mindset is a scientific theory that suggests that one’s intelligence can be grown or developed with persistence and hard work.  What it boils down to is, that we encourage our students to make mistakes and learn from them.  We promote students to keep trying when the work seems too challenging, thus creating an “I can do this” attitude. This also helps to develop their resilience to keep persevering even when things seem challenging. You may hear a teacher praising a student for their effort, patience, and practice instead of how smart they are or the finished outcome. We say that failing is just another word for growing.

“If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.”  Carol Dweck


Useful Links

Mindset Kit

This is a great set of short lessons on the role of the parent in Growth Mindset. Has short videos, surveys, and activities.

Top 10 Growth Mindset Resources for Parents

A resource to help develop your child’s Growth Mindset.

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset Video

Growth Mindset: How You Can Help Your Child

A great visual aid with quick tips on how to help your child’s Growth Mindset.