February 25, 2019
It can be heart wrenching to watch children make mistakes. Our instinct is to protect them. However, valuable lessons are learned through failures as children gain confidence when they rebound and persevere.
As educators at Erudite School, we provide a safe environment in which the students are not afraid to take risks. When they err, it strengthens their learning and teaches them resilience. The patience and trust that the teachers have in the children encourages them to be competent, independent and goal-oriented.
Studies have proven that praising children for their efforts has a much more significant impact on their self-concepts than praising children for their academic achievements. Although effort doesn’t guarantee success, it is a crucial element in the development of children.
Practice doesn’t necessarily mean perfect but it does mean better.