Perseverance: persistence – grit

Perseverance: persistence – grit

Tenacity and determination have long been held as the greatest of the human virtues.  We should focus on effort – not attainment.   Grit is it (Duckworth) – praising effort over attainment develops a growth mindset.  It’s not just our abilities and...
Positivity – belief

Positivity – belief

We shape our world with our thoughts.  Teaching positive thinking promotes a positive life.   Being positive is about developing positive self-talk, our inner voice that encourages us to accept challenges as learning opportunities.  Developing a positive...
Patience: focus on slow-learning

Patience: focus on slow-learning

Patience is slow-learning: calming things to think more deeply.  Reflection takes longer than impulse – so to process properly detailed information means we need learners to take the time to focus. In an epoch of brain candy – where our learners are...
Passion – drive

Passion – drive

Passion is ambition materialised into action.  It is more than enthusiasm and excitement – it requires commitment, energy and effort.   Passion is finding a compelling desire.  When students make a connection between learning and how it impacts on their...

Excellence = effort

EXCELLENCE IS AN EXPLICIT UNDERSTANDING OF THE EFFORT REQUIRED TO GIVE OF ONE’S BEST – IT IS ACCEPTANCE OF HIGH    EXPECTATIONS IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE A PERSONAL BEST – EGO! Striving for excellence is an intentional and purposeful focus to give of...

Resilience – flexible bounce

Resilience is all about taking criticism and misfortune and being able to bounce back. The frequency levels for this should distinguish the child who has a POSITIVE and perceptive outlook, and who bounces back quickly – even when they do feel down. They have...