Across all year groups we implement the word “resilience” throughout our teaching. It is important that students understand the meaning of resilience so they can apply it to their everyday learning during classroom time, the playground and to complete tasks that may prove difficult. Having the resilience to keep on going and recover quickly from difficulties is something that we encourage every day and demonstrate to our students.
During a school day many of my reception students face different challenges they must overcome. These could be anything from working out a maths problem, English writing, topic, PE, and peer conflict. In the classroom when a task is set we always oversee it and if a student faces difficulty we listen to what the student has to say and then we try to help them find a solution to overcome the challenge they our facing. But we let them do the work themselves with our guidance so they can complete the task to their full potential and get them to understand by being resilient and not giving up, they will be successful in everything they do.
As an Early Years Teaching Assistance, I believe that teaching and using resilience at this early stage in a student’s teaching and learning is crucial to their success in the future. Implementing this keep on going attitude will give a student the positive mind-set that they can achieve anything they set their minds to.