The Courage Issue

How to build a resilient human


Have you ever had the thought that you have learned all you can possibly learn?  Have you felt like your brain is full to the brim and there is no more information it can take on?  Have you come to a problem to sort but don’t know where to start? Have you ever believed that you can’t learn anything new?

You are not alone.  We all think we have reached the pinnacle of our intelligence and couldn’t possible learn anything new. But that is not the case.

Dr Carol Dweck and her colleagues coined the terms ‘fixed mindset’ and ‘growth mindset’ when they were looking into young people’s attitude towards failure. It is used to describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. If you put in extra time and effort to achieve something this leads to higher achievement.

Check out our courage issue of Extra! and get the lowdown on how you can open your mind to learning new things by having a growth mindset.  We also have some great tips from Soph Borland of Headstrong to help our young people during study and exam stress. (I actually found them helpful for myself just with day to day living) The courage issue is out in schools on October 22nd.

Smart is something you become not something you are

Smart is something you become not something you are

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