Achievement is really all in the mind

Henry Ford was a business magnate and founder of the Ford Motor Company. One of his famous quotes is, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” This idea is similar to research conducted by Carol Dweck and her colleagues 30 years ago.They were interested in people’s underlying beliefs about learning, … Read moreAchievement is really all in the mind

You Can’t Study for a Maths Exam…

Said No Teacher, Ever Children are often under the impression that they cannot study for a maths test or exam because they do not know which “numbers” the teacher will ask. However, the test will be based on work covered, so maths formulas need to be memorised and, in order to be prepared for any … Read moreYou Can’t Study for a Maths Exam…

Fear of Failure – Too Scared To Try

Little Girl on Couch with Puppy

By Chrizelle Prinsloo Children who suffer from fear of failure experience debilitating anxiety before writing an exam, taking part in sport or performing a recital. A moderate level of anxiety before such events is normal and can be expected before an exam or a solo performance. However, their fear of failure could lead to them … Read moreFear of Failure – Too Scared To Try