There has been a lot of discussion recently around students completing Year 9 NAPLAN Testing and the published new minimum standards for the award of the Higher School Certificate. This has caused some concern among parents and students.
We are living in an increasingly inter-connected world. The challenge for us as students, parents and teachers is to see and find our place within this global community and to learn how to connect with people from other places and cultures.
At a recent technology conference, there was an emphasis on the Growth Mindset and the work of Carol Dweck. Growth Mindset refers to the notion that intelligence and talent is not fixed, but in order to create success it needs to be developed through hard work, support and often, failure.