‘I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.’
‘Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.’
These quotes by Thomas Edison really highlight the essence of a growth mindset. Imagine if Thomas Edison believed that he should have been clever enough to create a light bulb that worked on his first attempt …. but didn’t. If he had had a fixed mindset he would have given up and thought that he simply wasn’t clever enough to do it…. and we’d still be in the dark!! But he didn’t. He kept going; tried new ways to create and problem solve and believed in himself. This is what a growth mindset looks like.
The 90-minute workshop looks at the different types of mindsets and explores how schools can cultivate a growth mindset to help pupils learn in a more positive and optimistic way.
‘Excellent session. Clear, concise, very motivational and thought provoking.’ (School in Watford)
‘Very helpful. Made me realise that some praise I give to children may be limiting their learning abilities rather than enhancing them.’ (School in Watford)