Between November 2020 and January 2021, three new ‘Mindset Teams’ cohorts were launched, all with a STEM oriented focus.
Mindset Teams is our flagship growth mindset professional learning programme, supporting 700+ teachers across Scotland.
Mindset Teams invites groups of three school staff or more to form an ‘implementation team’ to apply and embed growth mindset across their learning community. Visit our Mindset page for more information.
In November, we kicked off with 38 teachers and school leaders from schools across Scotland on our ‘secondary maths’ programme.
This was followed in January with 33 teaching professionals joining our new primary science course, and a cohort of 63 mindset maths learners from North Lanarkshire.
The primary science programme launched on Monday 11th January. Supported by the Education Scotland STEM fund, the programme has the aim of using growth mindset principles and practice in primary science teaching.
Mindset Teams in primary science intends to increase the confidence of primary school teachers in delivering science lessons, and improve the engagement and resilience of pupils.
We were delighted to see teachers from Aberdeen, Midlothian and Perth & Kinross among the registrants.
On the same day, we also welcomed 63 additional teachers to our mindset maths partnership with North Lanarkshire Council. They join almost 100 North Lanarkshire teachers who took part in Mindset Teams across 2019-20.
This secondary maths programme, also supported by the Education Scotland STEM fund, is designed for secondary school maths departments, acknowledging and addressing the specific needs and challenges of high school numeracy.
The course was developed in partnership with numeracy experts from Renfrewshire, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire, and was validated and endorsed by Dr Jo Boaler of You Cubed and Stanford University.
School staff from areas including Fife, East Dunbartonshire and Angus and are taking part.
Interested in Mindset Teams? Get in touch to find out more.