Have you got growth mindset fatigue yet? It probably takes about 18-24 months to really set in. The main symptoms include an early euphoria and enthusiasm after reading Carol Dweck’s book Mindset, closely followed by assemblies telling students that they can improve and praising their effort, and finally culminating in a bit of frustration in their slow progress and your desire for more practical strategies.
Every few years, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) release their PISA report. This report discusses the performance and wellbeing of 15 years from 79 different countries. It is one of the largest reviews looking at students from around the world. In their 2018 report, which was released this morning, they look extensively at fear of failure. Their findings make for some very interesting reading about UK students – particularly girls.