What will the children do differently?
Children will begin to use the language of learning. You may hear them say things like “I was resourceful today...” or “I was resilient when I...” Take time to talk to your children about these achievements in the same way you would if they got a good mark in spelling or moved onto a new reading level. Similarly, the children may associate themselves with the learning behaviour characters, “ I was tortoise when I was doing my maths.” This does not mean they were slow but that they were resilient and did not give up. Children will be taught to see mistakes and challenge as normal part of the learning process and they will be expected to try hard to overcome these challenges for themselves. Over time, children will become better at facing challenge and uncertainty in a calm, confident and creative way. This is the start of a lifelong journey, so remember, each journey begins with small steps.