Mark Le Messurier, New Year 2019, educator workshop 11 of 12
Supporting students to put 'perseverance' in place (2 hours)
Many good people who've had something to offer go to their graves frustrated by their inability to persevere – to capitalize on ideas, ambitions and dreams. They were "gonnas" and "coulduvs." They spent a lot of chat saying, "I was gonna do this." "I coulduv done that."
Perseverance is a wonderfully satisfying trait in human beings and is at the core of finding personal success.
This session highlights the practical things we can do to improve our student's capacity to persevere. With a firm grasp on how to do this we become enablers who understand how to strategically promote this growth expanse in our children.
In recent years, Carol Dweck and Angela Lee Duckworth have researched the idea of what creates successful people. And, time and time again, one characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of personal and professional success. It was the ability to persevere. Perseverance determines our chances of success more than any other single characteristic. Grittier kids and adults are the ones who are less likely to give up when faced with a challenge, and more likely want to find a way to accomplish the task.
Perseverance is linked to temperamental traits in humans; meaning it's also linked to personality. So, does this mean perseverance is a strictly inherited trait? We don't think so because perseverance also involves behaviours, thoughts, patterns and actions that are learned and developed. Today we have strong evidence that children can be trained or educated to be more persistent.
So, how might we go about teaching, coaching and upskilling perseverance to students of all ages?
This presentation is bursting with a selection of totally practical ideas, but they take time, demand our connection with young people, and insist on our resolve to build kids with perseverance! Yes, we need to be gritty and far more resourceful about getting our kids grittier.
Educator workshops are intended for staff working in schools, for clinicians such as counsellors, psychologists, OT's, speech pathologists, social workers and youth workers working in private practice and for parents running home school. To arrange a workshop at a time that suits your staff, simply contact Mark:
Mark Le Messurier
Phone (08) 83320698,