It’s funny, but at the end of my teacher workshops, I always get teachers telling me how the day has changed the way they’ll parent their own children.
As parents as well as teachers we understand how important it is for our own children to develop a Growth Mindset. We want our children to improve their Habits of Mind and understand how to apply them to the process of Virtuous Practice to build new talents and abilities. Clearly, this work is not only for school.
Ultimately, we want our children to understand what George Bernard Shaw said, that life is not about discovering ourselves, it is about creating ourselves.
We want our children to understand they have the choice and capacity to become the sort of person they want to become, to successfully pursue the goals they set for themselves and overcome the challenges life places in front of them.
Obviously, parents play a critical role in developing these qualities in children, which is why I’d like to invite you to learn more about how this work is applied at home.
I am launching a new blog entitled “Raising More Thought-Filled Children”. My intention is to make the posts relevant to parents and offer insights and advice for developing Learning Agility, Growth Mindset, Habits of Mind and Virtuous Practice at home.
Of course, as teachers, you’d be welcome to use these insights at school and share the posts with your parent community, too!
I’ll be posting to “Raising More Thought-Filled Children” every 4–6 weeks.
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