BLP Parents Presentation October 2013

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BLP
Building
Learning
Power
The Four Rs

Resourcefulness

Reflectiveness

Resilience

Reciprocity
RESOURCEFULNESS
The Octopus!
 Being ready, willing and able to learn in
different ways..
 Questioning
 Making links
 Imagining
 Reasoning
 Capitalising

Reflectiveness
The owl!
 Being ready, willing and able to become
more strategic about learning.
 Planning
 Revising
 Distilling
 Meta learning (key!!)

Resilience
The elephant!
 Being ready, willing and able to lock
onto learning
 Absorption
 Managing distractions
 Noticing
 Perseverance

Reciprocity
The Bear!
 Being ready, willing and able to learn
alone and with others
 Interdependence
 Collaboration
 Empathy and listening
 Imitation

Dependency. Lets reduce it!
We want our pupils to be able to think
for themselves...
 Be problem solvers...
 Being proactive, not reactive
 Taking initiative
 Not needing to be told what to do
 Taking, not shirking responsibility
 Not blaming others

What can we do at home?
Resilience (being like an elephant!)
 Demonstrate sticking at things even if they are tricky
 Talk about how you feel when you are taking on
challenges
 Praise your child when they keep going!
 Help them to find interests and activities that really
get involved in and love!
 Talk with them about what helps them to concentrate
and manage distractions
Resourcefulness (being like an octopus!)
 Encourage questions
 Making links between different ideas
 Fire up your child’s imagination
 Help them to find ways of using resources
such as reference books, dictionaries, the
Internet
Reflectiveness (being like an owl!)
 Encourage them to take responsibility for
preparing for school
 Ask not what they did at school, but what
they learned
 Help them to think about, and plan,
activities
 Encourage flexibility..
Reciprocity (being like a bear!)
 Demonstrate/model being a good learner
 Work and play alongside your children,
enabling them to pick up good habits
through imitation
 Make expectations of turn-taking and
cooperation clear
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