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Playing & Exploring – Being willing to have a go

From being very young children have what’s called a ‘growth mindset’. Find out what this looks life and how this develops.

Good for looking at

  • Characteristics of effective teaching and learning
  • Being willing to have a go
  • Can do attitude
  • Enjoying a challenge
  • Trying new experiences
  • Motivation
  • Not giving up
  • Achieving a goal
  • Autonomy
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From being very young,
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children have what's called a Growth Mindset.
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They want to be able to do things for themselves.
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They're highly motivated to learn about the world,
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and have control over their own behavior.
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Yay!
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Woo!
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In you go.
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Is Elsie going to catch?
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Blow.
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Good boy.
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Good blowing.
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Oh, you did it.
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Well done.
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Dip it again and try again.
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Oh, good dipping.
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Yay!
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Well done!
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That's amazing.
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This motivation can wane as children get older.
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But those with a strong can-do attitude, as they get older,
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will want to try all kinds of new experiences
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and learn new things.
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Does that feel funny between your toes?
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Is that all squishy?
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Is that all squishy in between your toes?
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They enjoy a challenge.
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What happened to it?
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It's squashed.
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It is, it's a squashy now, isn't it?
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You get changing.
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It's changing.
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How is it changing?
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It's turning all brown.
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It's turning all brown.
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The water is turning brown, you're right.
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Water changing brown.
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Squash, squash, squash.
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Others may become less determined
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and think they can't do things.
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They become use to giving up and staying with easier things
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that they know they can achieve and succeed with.
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Is she gonna get through?
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Is she gonna make it without knocking it?
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Yay, well done.
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No, you don't want to?
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You don't want to have a go on the thing?
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Okay, you don't have to.