Level up competency
Most student surveys suggest that what they most want from school is confidence. By
looking to build a student’s competence you will inevitably build their confidence.
The advantages of building competency:
- Letting students know that they are already doing things well and that they are on
the journey to their desired destination helps them to remember that they’re not
starting from scratch. This can frequently motivate them to continue with a
challenging task or to reflect on and make improvements to work they thought was
- Students can only really make progress if they know where they are going wrong.
Building a ‘can do’ attitude, sometimes known as a ‘growth mindset’, can make
students more relaxed about owning and sharing their errors and mistakes.
- Getting students to reflect on their achievements helps them to think about what
they enjoy most and are best at. This might be an end in itself or, even better,
become a career goal.
Here is our latest 4by4 to help levelling up in this area.
If you do try them out, let us know how you get on. Tweet us any questions, challenges or comments.
Remember we tweet a new 4by4 for teachers on the 4th of each month.
July 4th 2013