Not Backing Down
by rsalo1 on November 17, 2014 - 11:53pm
In today’s world children fail and just give up. They don’t have someone to encourage them or have someone say it’s going to be okay, you just got to keep trying and you’ll succeed. For example if a children fails a test but they studied really hard for it, they’re going to give up because they saw their best didn’t work, so they think why bother trying anymore. That’s why you see a high rate of kids dropping out of high school and college because no one gives them the support to keep trying when things get rough. Kid will gain a fixed mindset which means they wouldn’t have the effort to keep trying or do anything.
People in this world are working to change these kids fixed mindsets for example at Eleanor palmer primary school, the teachers are taught to the children to see the mistakes and see failure as a positive. They don't have stars for behavior or charts on the wall listing times table results in rank order. Children strive to improve their personal best in times table tests rather than seeing coming top as the goal. In this school teachers are taught to encourage the kids when they fail by saying things such as “good job, you worked very hard”, this makes it more enjoyable to learn for kids. They believe that not everyone is Einstein but everyone could get smarter if they work at it. After a bad game in baseball after I strike out a couple of times I just want to quit but someone like my dad will say” Don’t worry Ross, you’ll be fine just keep trying.” Hearing something like that makes me feel good knowing someone has my back and I’ll keep trying. I agree with this philosophy if you’re positive no matter what happens to anyone kid or adult they will be positive to keep trying, if you are negative then they will give up and stop trying.
- Website Title: Eleanor Palmer Primary School
- Article Title: Growth Mindsets - Eleanor Palmer Primary School
- Date Accessed: November 06, 2014