At Kennington we are using the metaphor of the Learning Pit in order to help children face new challenges, build resilience and persevere when things get tough. Watch the video below for a brief and entertaining summary of what the Learning Pit is.
You can find out more about The Learning Pit and it's creator, James Nottingham, by clicking the link below.
Children and Challenge
Sometimes a child might react to a new challenge in these ways:
All can possibly lead to them giving up and:
Asking the teacher (and hoping that they tell them how to do it).
Giving up and refusing to continue working.
Guessing with no prior thought.
Around school we have our Learning Pit displays that encourage children to think about challenges in different ways.