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Saturday, March 12 • 10:15 - 11:15
Are the 'Smart' Kids Really That Smart
Limited Capacity seats available

Growing up we all knew who the ‘smart’ kids were.  They were the ones praised for getting 10/10 and inevitably always answering every question correctly. But what does praising students for getting something correct say to students about what is important?  Are we fixating purely on student performance and shying away from encouraging them to take risks and make mistakes? Carol Dweck, believes students who receive specific praise for their efforts try harder and show persistence. These ‘effort’ kids have a ‘growth mindset’.  They are resilient and strive to improve.  

In this session we will look at how you can develop the skills to encourage a growth mindset in yourself and your students so that you can:

  • Motivate and inspire students to reach their highest academic potential
  • Explore strategies for improving student achievement and success

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Sandra Rosentreter

Junior School Principal, Beacon Academy
Sandra has a Master of Education: Leading and Managing Organisations (Australia) and a Bachelor of Education: Primary (Australia). Sandra taught in Australia (Y4-7) prior to moving overseas. She worked as a teacher and then Deputy Principal at a K-Y9 International school in Vietnam... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2016 10:15 - 11:15