Tony Swainston from his extensive practical experience addresses a range of key issues, faced by teachers and managers in schools and colleges, in particular, promoting the engagement and motivation of learners to improve participation and outcomes. The author focusses on a wide range of strategies to effectively change mindsets and make a positive difference to learner confidence and personal drive to raise aspirations and extend their potential.
Readers will find the section on mindsets , linked to the research work of Caroline Dweck and John Hattie very informative . This background information gives the reader a baseline for raising awareness of the author's strategies for changing the mindsets of a school community and individuals. The author discusses a range of activities with learners focussed on learning together, making connections, chunking and how to encourage individuals to persist in the face of obstacles.
This is an excellent resource to promote mindset and the key skills of self belief, perseverance, determination, drive, habit, resilience, expectation Above all it addresses strategies to impact upon attitudes to extend personal commitment , endeavour and enjoy celebrating a personal best performance.