Category: Engagement & Motivation

January 22, 2018

The Curious Case of Nick Kyrgios

Up until about 12 months ago, when talking about Australian tennis you could quite comfortably lump Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios into the same too hard basket....

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September 10, 2017

What do adult learners really want?

A few weeks ago I was asked to speak to a group of school leaders. From the outset I was concerned that the brief...

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July 14, 2016

Coaching: Do You Wanna Impress or Improve?

Imagine a young cricketer who is regarded as an excellent prospect. Let’s call her Sara. She gets selected for a representative training squad, thus...

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March 23, 2016

Could having goals contribute to depression?

We’re told that having goals is important. At school we teach kids the importance of them whilst there wouldn’t be a boardroom in the...

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November 16, 2015

Developing a Minecraft Mindset

What’s in this post: How I used Minecraft to discuss Mindset with kids for whom mainstream education doesn’t work Access to the materials I...

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October 21, 2015

Should You *Reward* Good Behaviour?

I’ve been doing a lot of work around Carol Dweck’s Mindset theory of late. This complements the approach I take to engagement in school...

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