The talk covered key areas highlighted in the academic research including the importance of developing a ‘Growth Mindset’, ‘Self-belief’, ‘Self-reflection’ combined with ‘Asking the right questions’ and providing ‘Meaningful feedback’.
Based on the talk presented to the Barker community in Term One called ’10 Tips for Developing Student Motivation and Success’, Dr Brad Merrick unpacked the five key areas that parents should be looking to develop with their child in the Primary School. The complete article co-authored with Dr Greg Cunningham, the Director of Teaching and Learning is available on pages 12-13 of the Autumn edition of The Barker for those interested.
The slides used on Monday night have been placed here for download;
Some of the books referenced on the night that may be useful include:-
How Children Succeed by Paul Tough, How We Learn by Benedict Carey, 5 Minds for the Future by Howard Gardner, Drive by Daniel Pink, Mindset-The New Psychology of Success by Carol S.Dweck, Bounce by Matthew Syed and The ABC of XYZ by Mark McCrindle.
The Barker Institute will host other key events for parents to attend in the future, including ex-Barker teacher, now esteemed psychologist Dr Judith Locke who is the author of the book ‘The Bonsai Child’ found here. She will address staff and parents on August the 9th next term. Watch the webpage for more information.