Don’t give up! Teaching growth mindset

Don’t give up! Teaching growth mindset

“I tried and I tried and I didn’t give up!” When my 5-year-old son said this out loud the other day (brand new yo-yo in hand and very little aptitude or previous experience), I just about did back-flips. I’ve been quietly brainwashing (ahem, I...
Rewards and side-effects- part 2

Rewards and side-effects- part 2

My father often says something rather wise: you get what you pay for. In many cases, a reward is like a payment, and it makes that behaviour more likely to occur in the future (whether you planned for it or not.) This post is all about how this strategy can back-fire,...