Growth Mindset

Toast Model

Can getting better at maths be about feelings, not facts? Introducing the Toast Model for growing your brain At Date Palm, we want everyone to love learning. But what do we want children to do when they are stuck? Most of the time – it’s how they feel about being stuck that can make all …

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Brain Science

This is a short (5 minute) clip showing new brain evidence that all students can learn Maths to high levels. https://youtu.be/pxru8H6XbR4

Growth Mindset

Dr. Dweck’s research into growth mindset changed education forever   Over 30 years ago, Carol Dweck and her colleagues became interested in students’ attitudes about failure. They noticed that some students rebounded while other students seemed devastated by even the smallest setbacks. After studying the behaviour of thousands of children, Dr. Dweck coined the terms …

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Parents’ Beliefs about Maths Change their Children’s Achievement

We now know that the messages we give students can change their performance dramatically, and that students need to know that the adults in their lives believe in them. Researchers are learning that students’ ideas about their ability and potential are extremely important, much more than previously understood. As well as the messages we give …

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Mistakes Grow Your Brain

Psychologist Jason Moser studied the neural mechanisms that operate in people’s brains when they make mistakes (Moser et al., 2011). Moser and his group found something fascinating. When we make a mistake, synapses fire. A synapse is an electrical signal that moves between parts of the brain when learning occurs. Moser found that when people …

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