We’ve all heard about the importance of encouraging growth mindsets. Schools value grit, determination, resilience and adaptability as being key to deep learning. But how do you put these values into practice?
All staff from The Cotswold School and a large number of guests from across the county and beyond attended a stimulating and highly thought provoking CPD day led by Barry Hymer on the topic of mindsets.
This one day conference for practitioners in all key stages focused on contemporary research findings in the fields of motivation and high level achievement, and how these findings can be converted into classroom practice.
Barry Hymer is an experienced teacher in both primary and secondary schools, educational psychologist and academic. He has authored or co-authored ten books and numerous articles in the field of learning and teaching. He has been a freelance trainer and educational consultant for over fifteen years, and in this role has made keynote and workshop contributions to over a thousand national and international conferences.
The training will have a clear impact on our practice as we hope to develop more intrinsically motivated and confident young learners. Our use of praise and reward and how we give feedback to pupils and especially relevant ways that the training will lead to new approaches.