Improvement In Action Te Ahu Whakamua

Building resilience and self-efficacy – McAuley High School

We’re going to keep failing until we succeed… You are your own success.

Students acknowledge the role leaders and teachers play in instilling in them the self-belief to become confident, connected, actively involved,  life long learners

This video illustrates

Domain 4: Responsive curriculum, effective teaching and opportunity to learn

Evaluation indicator

  • Students have effective, sufficient and equitable opportunities to learn

Key content

  • An open to learning mindset enables students to see failure as a necessary part of the learning process
  • Progressing “one step at a time” helps students manage the learning journey and build confidence in themselves as successful learners
  • The active encouragement of others is important but it must be realistic and honest “I was never rewarded for doing nothing”

Things to think about

  • What steps do you take to enable students to develop their confidence and resilience to be successful life long learners?
  • What else might you do?