La Sainte Union

La Sainte Union Catholic School

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"The school's values of tolerance, respect and compassion permeate throughout the curriculum."

Ofsted 2016

"Pupils thrive academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally."

Ofsted 2016

"Staff and the pupils are rightfully proud of the beautiful and large school site."

Ofsted 2016

"Both pupils and their teachers have high aspirations for their achievements, both culturally and academically."

Ofsted 2016

How to help your daughter to make good progress at LSU

Please click here for tips on how to help your daughter to make maximum progress at LSU.

How can we create a Growth Mindset?

FIXED MINDSET
GROWTH MINDSET

Intelligence is static.
Intelligence can be developed.
Leads to a desire to look smart and therefore a tendency to:
Leads to a desire to learn and
therefore a tendency to:
•Avoid challenges
• Embrace challenges
•Give up easily due to obstacles
• Persist despite obstacles
•See effort as fruitless
• See effort as path to mastery
•Ignore useful feedback
• Learn from criticism
•Be threatened by others’ success
• Be inspired by others’ success

 

A Fixed Mindset


•I am good at maths. I find it easy.
•Everyone tells me I am great at maths.
•I am in the top group.
•This is a difficult maths problem.
•I’m good at maths.
•I don’t have to try hard.
•I can’t do this.
•Maybe I am not good at maths.

Habits of Effective Learning

Resilience:
Absorption
Manage distractions
Noticing
Perseverance
Reciprocity:
Collaboration
Listening and Empathy
Imitation
Interdependence


Resourcefulness:
Questioning
Making links
Imagining
Reasoning
Capitalising


Reflectiveness:
Planning
Revising
Distilling
Meta-learning

 

Motivation
•What motivates us?
•What motivates young people to put effort into their learning at home?

 

Are rewards useful?
•When young people are doing something they find interesting, promises of rewards reduces motivation
•“We might be wise to avoid bribing, incentivising, or otherwise rewarding children to do things that we believe are truly important.”
Rob Yeung PhD, Educational Psychologist

 

What doesn’t motivate?
•Punishments
•Sanctions
•Criticism

 

What works?
•Praise effort and strategy
•Talk through homework set
•Talk together about new ideas and interests, particularly the books they are reading
•Planning (together) daily work routines and ways of managing distractions

 

Physical and Emotional Wellbeing
•We are supporting you with healthy eating
•Exercise and fresh air
•Sufficient sleep – average 9 hours high quality sleep essential

Parents may find this link useful: https://www.ted.com/ (TED Talk)

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