Learning Agility

Why we need Agile Learners

Agile Learners thrive in the most challenging and unpredictable environments. Whether it’s academic success in schools, increasing the bottom line in business, improving parenting skills or triumphing in any other challenging task, the Agile Learner achieves more. Why? Because the Agile Learner recognises that they can develop their most basic abilities. They know they can […]

How Growth Mindsets become “last year’s initiative” – A cautionary tale

As the 2020 school year starts, I find myself reflecting on the past few years and asking why the Growth Mindset has become “last year’s initiative”. It’s seems like only a few years ago that you couldn’t do anything in education without hearing about the Growth Mindset. Conferences weren’t complete if the keynote speakers didn’t […]

This is NOT a Growth Mindset

Usually, I try to make my blogs thoughtful and considered. I spend quite a bit of time crafting them, reflecting on them and clarifying my message. (Hopefully, you’ve noticed and appreciated that!) But not today! Today, I’m fed up. I’m frustrated. And I’m over it! Today, I want to take aim at the “wisdom of […]

Mistakes – A Free E-book About Mistakes And How To Use Them

Educators have always been interested in mistakes. However, the current interest in Mindsets has generated a new wave of interest in mistakes, their role in learning and how they relate to a student’s Mindset. Should we praise mistakes? Encourage mistakes? Avoid them? How do we correct mistakes? In short, what is all this interest in […]

The three ideas every educator needs to understand. (And the one book that brings them all together!)

I believe there are three key ideas every educator needs to understand if they are going to help students thrive in the 21st century. Not that all of teaching and learning can be distilled into three ideas; there’s much more. But without these three ideas, I believe your teaching practice – and, therefore, your students’ […]