Learning to Learn
Your children will learn so much, about so many things. The most important is, undoubtedly, learning how to learn. When home and school work closely together, children become the best possible learners.
For children to achieve to the very best of their abilities they have to want to succeed. We must always persuade our children to be the best that they can possibly be.
Children should need to know and their learning should be one long question.
Children need to be reminded about ‘otherness’. It is essential for learning and life, for one’s self and for everyone else.
Sustaining concentration is essential to getting the job done, and staying on task is a habit children must acquire.
Giving up is never an option and children need to see things through, however big the challenge.
As parents and teachers, we struggle to see our children make mistakes. We need to let them, because it is by making those mistakes, that children learn.
Believe that you can and you will. We need to create a ‘can do’ attitude in our children because “in the end, those who win, are those who think they can” - Richard Bach.
Working with others can be challenging but children do learn so much from each other
The first answer is not always the best answer, or the only answer. By keeping an open mind, children become problem solvers and creative thinkers.
The choices that we make and the consequences of those choices, determine our wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around us, now and in the future.
Having a go at leading, rather than following is certainly what can change the world.
Allowing time to reflect is essential. It is in those spaces between learning, that children secure their knowledge, skill and understanding.
Children must have opportunity and practice to ‘dig deep and step in to the unknown’ – even being willing to taste Marmite!