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04 October, 2018

The value of making mistakes

The value of making mistakes Northbridge is proud to be an IB Continuum school and we value all of the learner profile attributes. These attributes are our school-wide learning outcomes and are the ways of thinking, feeling and being that we aim to develop in all of our students.

Northbridge is proud to be an IB Continuum school and we value all of the learner profile attributes. These attributes are our school-wide learning outcomes and are the ways of thinking, feeling and being that we aim to develop in all of our students.

All ten learner profile attributes are important in building a strong, internationally minded person who will go forward to take their place in the world, but today I would like to focus on just one - Risk-takers.

According to the IB, Risk-takers “... approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.” from the IB.

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Where there is risk and challenge there will be mistakes and failure. What is important is what happens when we make mistakes.

Successful people accept that failure and mistakes will happen along the way and they do not let the fear of failure hold them back from trying new things or taking a risk.

It is important for our students to build resilience so that they do not give up the as soon as things get difficult.

Of course we value success, and we love to see our students achieving in all areas, but as teachers and parents we should be praising the effort and the resilience that led to the outcome, rather than praising just the results.

Further reading for you

Mistakes Grow Your Brain Jo Boaler

NISC Growth Mindset Blog from Kohulan

 

To watch or read with your children

Class Dojo - Growth Mindset clips from the Big ideas series

 

‘The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes’ by Mark Pett and Gary Rubenstein

Find out more about the IB Learner Profile