Language: children experience the world and understand themselves through the language they are exposed to at home, in school and amongst their peers. Understanding the messages conveyed when using certain phrases in the classroom is key to unlocking the potential for language to help develop growth mindsets.
Praise: praise helps gives children confidence and re-enforces their self-belief but can it be dangerous too? Dweck argues that praise should be used to encourage children to learn but it should be used wisely. Praising effort rather than praising a child for getting the right answer will help engender a growth mindset.
Mistakes grow your brain: taking the fear factor out of making mistakes is vital for encouraging children to attempt challenges. Science has revealed that even when making mistakes your brain fires synapses that help you become smarter. The more mistakes you make, the more you learn.