We all want our students to succeed. Not just at the exams, but succeed in life. How do your students react to failure? Whether they bounce back and learn from their mistakes, or feel terrible and lose motivation, a learner's response to failure is strongly linked to their mindset. A learner's mindset is significantly linked to their future success and happiness, and is of course related to performance both in and out of school.
How can teachers support students to develop a growth mindset, boost learner's autonomy and prepare them for different kinds of assessment, including national and international exams? In our presentation we will show how with a focus on competency-based learning, students learn to use English effectively in the real world and also develop their personal, communicative, collaborative, digital and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. Such an approach inevitably supports developing students' growth mindset and gives them essential skills to achieve their goals in school and beyond.