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Epic fails, graffiti walls and the flat-pack challenge at Woldingham School, Surrey

At Woldingham School in Surrey senior teacher Gail Haythorne has developed a whole school approach to building persistence and resilience. Inspired by research on growth mindset, she was given some time to develop a programme in school that would help students and staff understand and apply four key principles, which the school  expresses in imperatives: “flex, try, feed back, inspire’.”.

“Flex” is a way of communicating brain plasticity by comparing the brain to a muscle, which can be trained through effort and a degree of overtaxing.

New resource compendiums

With Going for Goals/Keep on Learning themes in mind, we’ve uploaded new films and lesson ideas to the SEAL website. Going up in age from early years to secondary....
At https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnrHZ_uvtxk we have Sesame Street songs and film about not giving up – good for early years Going for Goals
At https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCtZVzCT_9X55Nfj3jYEzr1deseyHRpfB is Class Dojo’s nice set of five films about Growth Mindset for primary pupils.
On this link is a fun song to learn as a class - ‘I have a go’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fq1jvIy2AE

Mindmap your goals primary and secondary lesson

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This is a primary or secondarylesson which encourages students to think about goals and create a mind-map of their goals in and outside of school. It was created by maz1- thank you!

Great secondary lesson about pursuing goals

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These well differentiated  resources consist of a PowerPoint, worksheets, and film clips for a lesson about self-confidence and pursuing goals. They were created by EC_Resources. Thank you!

Films for all ages - goal setting, growth mindset, resilience

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Going up in age from early years to secondary....

At https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnrHZ_uvtxk we have Sesame Street songs and film about not giving up – good for early years Going for Goals

At https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCtZVzCT_9X55Nfj3jYEzr1deseyHRpfB is Class Dojo’s nice set of five films about Growth Mindset for primary pupils.

On this link is a fun song to learn as a class - ‘I have a go’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fq1jvIy2AE

Reaching goals using mental contrasting

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If you are working with children on setting and reaching goals, you need to know about ‘mental contrasting’. Here’s how to do it- get children to :

Step 1 Write down or think about several positive aspects associated with completing your goal. For example, if they are trying to eat healthily those positive aspects could be: being able to run faster, getting your mum to stop nagging you, feeling more lively etc

Fabulous goals, resolutions and resilience secondary resources for 2016

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First we've some great assemblies - one on reaching your goals, with accompanying Trip of a Lifetime slideshow , one from TrueTube for Key Stages 3 and 4 about New Year's Resolutions and making a difference through random acts of kindness, and one on achievement.

For assemblies or lessons you'll like the film playlist about dealing with failure we've found  and uploaded. 

Challenge assemby

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This assembly was created by monodust - thank you! It is based on the story of Felix Baumgartner's supersonic skyfall  and helps students think about challenegs they might face. It can be used with You Tube film of the fall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHtvDA0W34I   

   

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