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
06 August 2020
An article was recently published in the Sydney Morning Herald titled ‘Buttrose says Millennials lack resilience, need hugging.’
05 August 2020
There is a term that has been around for a while now – VUCA, which stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. I think we can safely say that we have all, collectively, lived the VUCA world for the past several months.
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