Early Childhood Education – It Makes You Think
We would like to share with you a Department of Education campaign that encourages parents to enrol their children into preschool for at least 600 hours (or 15 hours per week) in the year before school.
The “It Makes You Think” campaign promotes the benefits of participating in early childhood education via an interactive website http://www.startstrong.nsw.edu.au.
Ninety per cent of a child’s brain development occurs in the first five years of a child’s life making it a critical window for early education.
We would encourage you to take a look at the website, and share the information with you and your family and friends to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood education.
Teach Children The Way They Learn
This clip from an inspiring gentleman named Prince EA gives us even more inspiration to advocate for change in the Education System.
At Rainbow we believe that the focus of education should be on teaching each child in the way that they learn, rather than adopting a one size fits all approach.
Albert Einstein once said
“If you judge a fish on it’s ability to climb a tree it will spend it’s whole life believing that it is stupid”
Each child is unique and will shine in their own way if they are given the opportunity. Let’s ensure they are all given that opportunity.
Current research tells us how important it is to understand how a Child’s mindset influences their behaviour, motivation and achievement. More and more Educators are embracing Growth Mindset as a strategy to bolster childrens motivation, and these same strategies can be used at home.
A Growth Mindset is the underlying belief that abilities can be developed through effort and practice. Children with a growth mindset persist in the face of challenges because they understand that hard work and effort can change ability and intelligence. A fixed Mindset is the belief that intelligence is static and cannot be changed. When children are in a fixed mindset they tend to give up easily when they encounter obstacles, because they believe they don’t have what it takes to lear hard things. (Carol Dweck, Mindsetworks)
We are a Growth Mindset School, if you want to be a Growth Mindset Family Check out the great free training resource below.