The new term has begun and for those in education our thoughts drift ahead to the next three months. Thinking about all the opportunities and challenges. Learning and the relationships to be made bring excitement. Curriculum content, covid interruptions and other frustrations could perhaps disrupt.
Curriculum content, covid interruptions and other frustrations could perhaps disrupt.
It is all new: For your child, they have a new teacher, new peg and probably a new pair of shoes; when will they stop growing? Transition is always a challenge, moving to the unfamiliar can cause anxiety. This is why most schools offer induction days for every year group. Firstly, neuroscience tells us that our natural survival instincts are urging us to give up as soon as anything becomes difficult. Secondly, it is important to remember that the prefrontal cortex does not reach full maturity until the early twenties. It affects the ability to control our impulses and emotional reactions to unfamiliar situations. This is crucial knowledge for teachers, our Cognitive Coaches and children themselves; we try to teach them that only through repetition and practice can they rewire their brain. Read more...
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