Competency 2:

Develop a growth mindset demonstrated in collaboration with others

Saanich Inlet, Vancouver Island, BC

“In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment” (Dweck, 2014).

Schools in BC are looking to educators with growth mindsets to shape the future of education. Further, they are looking for educators with growth mindsets who work in collaboration with others, rather than in isolation.


  • Do you identify with either mindset? Or with both in some ways? What examples do you have of when you’ve demonstrated a growth or fixed mindset?
  • How can you foster a growth mindset in yourself as a teacher candidate, both within the teacher education program and in a practicum?
  • How can you use feedback to improve your teaching practice? How will you seek it out?
  • How will you demonstrate a growth mindset?
  • In the teacher role, how can you foster a growth mindset in your students?
  • How does the BC Curriculum support a growth mindset