Louisa Krabbe

Primary Teacher

Stepps Primary

  • Growth Mindset

What Happens When we use Positive Language in the Classroom?


This research study investigates the use of growth mindset language within the classroom and its effects on increasing participants effort in their learning and their confidence. This study was chosen as a result of the pioneer of growth mindset, Carol Dwecks (2006) findings revealing that when children become of an age where they can evaluate themselves, they often do so negatively and become afraid of taking on challenges in fear of not being clever. Growth mindset focuses on the power of practice, perseverance as well as effort in order to learn and grow. A fixed mindset is one where people avoid challenges. Developing a growth mindset in the classroom was chosen as a result of many learners within my class being afraid to take on challenges.


The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of positive language on pupils perception of learning and their willingness to learn.

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