For a resilience program to be effective, a common language needs to be established throughout the school. From Prep to Year 6, students are immersed in developing a growth mindset and being thankful. These are the two foundations upon which all other aspects of the program are built. It’s important therefore to develop some common language around these areas.
In Prep to Year 2, the program uses a traffic light analogy for growth mindset. Negative thoughts are identified as ‘red’ thoughts and growth thoughts are identified as green thoughts. Students are encouraged to stop red thoughts and make green thoughts go.
In years 3-6 red thoughts take on a new name as ‘pollution’ thoughts. Students will examine the effect of pollution on trees and the environment. They will then consider the effect of pollution thoughts on their Me Tree.
WHOLE SCHOOL PRACTICES