2014 has arrived and with it the start of another term in school.
The foci (or I believe we can use ‘focuses’ now) for this term’s assemblies are ‘Resilience’ and ‘Famous People’.
I am always reminded, when we look at Resilience, of Stephen Bradbury. I enjoy the reaction of the pupils in school assembly when he wins the race in the race video. It is just a wonderful example of what resilience looks like.
The Oxford Dictionary defines resilience as –
- 1 the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity
- 2 the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness
I believe resilience is one of the most important qualities you need to be a successful learner.
For learning to happen, you need to aquire new skills which often involves making mistakes. Some people could be put off by mistakes – others get motivated by them and refuse to be beaten.
I want all of us at school to remember that when you make a mistake (or get stuck) – then think….
I’m stuck, I’ve got it wrong – GOOD – you are about to LEARN 🙂
“Anyone who has never made mistake has never tried anything new” Albert Einstein
Malcolm Gladwell says you need to do something for “10,000 hours” before you will be fantastic at it. Plenty of time to overcome those many mistakes you will make on the way 🙂
Have fun learning.