Thursday, 29 January 2015
Developing character is increasingly being seen as important alongside great academic results. Grit is a character trait that involves perseverance and passion to accomplish a long term goal no matter what challenges lie in the way.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Monday, 26 January 2015
Saturday, 24 January 2015
Friday, 23 January 2015
There is a great difference between failing to achieve a result and the conclusion you draw about yourself. In Carol Dweck's book 'Mindset' she explains that those who stay down after a setback make a judgment that they have failed, not just that their attempt failed. Moreover, people with a 'fixed mindset' often generalize from their “failures” to conclusions such as, “I am a loser,” and “I will probably always fail. Therefore, they assume, there is no point in getting up and working at problems and issues. So they quit, they give up and they seek a more comfortable option such as eating, drinking, shopping whatever to avoid facing what they consider to be their personal failure.
Thursday, 22 January 2015
At the heart of the Cutlers' "Made in Sheffield" approach is a recognition that to be successful young people need skills, behaviours and character traits alongside knowledge and understanding and that we need to develop a curriculum entitlement that develops all of these.
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
The last two years, working in Sheffield on the Cutlers' Made in Sheffield programme, has helped me to better understand that developing better learners and better workers requires us to pay attention to students’ mindsets, skills, strategies, and behaviours as well as their content knowledge and academic skills. Interestingly, this approach is supported by something I have been reading...