Knox Grammar School
Professor Carol Dweck has become known for her work on mindsets and their role in developing resilience in people of all ages. Its potential to improve our boys’ outlook on life, and their willingness to take risks in their learning, is significant.
Our aim should be to develop boys who are strong and resilient; willing to have a go, even when success is not guaranteed; and who value the joy of learning as its own reward. The language we use with our boys, and the nature of the expectations we place on them, can either help or hinder the pursuit of a growth mindset.
None of the above tips are a quick fix. They take time to develop, through modelling and discussion both at home and at school. At Knox Prep, we will be running a Parent Book Club during Term 3, using Dweck’s Mindset book as a basis for our discussions. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks.
Mrs Sue Floro, Head of Knox Grammar Preparatory School
11 November 2022
Today, students across our campuses commemorated Remembrance Day, recognising the men and women who have served in the armed forces, including many Old Boys who lost their lives in service. David Coates, who was one of the Old Boys honoured today, said he felt truly appreciated and proud while being impressed by the student Bugler and Piper. Lest We Forget.
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