Monday, 20 February 2012

Grounded Optimism

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was suggested to me this week that very often “winning” is a precursor to creating in someone the belief that they can win. In other words, as supporters of learning, we should be coaching learners toward success by grounding them in the successes of their past. We should encourage learners to remember the challenges they have faced and overcome, the stories of their resilience. I think I knew this but was happy to be reminded of it. I guess by definition that’s what grounding means. As important as some things are, we are bound to occasionally loose sight of them. My, if all of us were able to encourage one another to fly while also keeping for one another an eye on the ground!

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