"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." - Nelson Mandela

We appreciate people who are successful and somewhere deep in our heart is a desire to achieve and be famous. Success is an iceberg beneath which lies years of hard work, dedication, and commitment.

If we delve into the success stories of famous personalities, such as Bill Gates, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and many others, we will find that they have put in spent a lot of time into learning, practising, overcoming failures, learning from mistakes, and evolving before they succeeded. What is also common among all these successful people is the mindset These successful people all have a common mindset of achieving and doing something unique, or if we want to give it the right term, THE GROWTH MINDSET, as developed by Psychologist Carol Dweck. We at Peepal Tree Preschools focus on inculcating a growth mindset in our tiny tots, thus encouraging them to become confident citizens of tomorrow.

A growth mindset refers to a belief that abilities and intelligence can be developed and improved over time with dedication, effort, and learning. In contrast Contrary to this, a fixed mindset believes abilities and intelligence are innate. Individuals with fixed mindsets avoid challenges to prevent failure and give up easily when obstacles arise.

Through our curriculum 9i Approach, at Peepal Tree Preschools, we foster the growth mindset in our children. Using the 9i Approach, we at Peepal Tree Preschools We encourage our children to embrace challenges and believe that their abilities can be developed by being open-minded to learning new things and practicing them.  Here are some ways we nurture a growth mindset at our schools:

1. Praise effort not intelligence: We motivate children by genuinely praising children's efforts rather than their intelligence, e.g. saying "You coloured the peacock well" instead of "You re so smart !" reinforces the idea that effort leads to success.

2. Build up curiosity: The teachers act as facilitators. They help children explore new topics and find answers to their questions. They are engaged Engage them in activities that stimulate their interests and build the mindset to be innovative, creative, and calculative.

3. Life Skills Programme: We teach children the essential life skills of empathy, teamwork, and critical thinking and prepare them children for the competitive world through our GROW Programme (Getting Ready for the Opportunities in the World). 

4. Emphasis on completion of tasks Setting realistic goals: At Peepal Tree, the learning goals set are age-appropriate. The process of learning and achieving goals requires practice, effort, and consistency. By following this principle, children learn persistence and commitment. to be persistent and committed towards the completion of tasks.

5. Developing a positive self-belief: The teachers begin any activity by motivating and work to build building positive self-belief in children. Even if you can't complete a task on your first try, its not impossible. If a task is not accomplished in the first attempt, it does not mean it is impossible We encourage children to practice until they succeed.

 At our schools, we provide a safe environment for their holistic development. By feeling safe, children practice, are not afraid to make mistakes, and learn from them thereby laying the foundation for future success and learning.