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St Peter's Prep Schools: A Story about the Fig Trees

March 02, 2021 | Social and emotional | Greg Royce: Rector
One of the aspects that defines the St Peter’s curriculum is the intentional teaching of thinking, along with the importance of life values.  In teaching thinking, we seek to train children to adopt a broad approach to problem-solving and to be aware of the dangers of thinking driven…

St Peter's Prep Schools ... The Difference Part 10

October 28, 2020 | Academics | Social and emotional | Greg Royce: Rector
Praising children as ‘smart’ does not prevent them from under-performing.  It might actually be causing…

St Peter's Prep Schools ... The Difference Part 9

October 27, 2020 | Academics | Social and emotional | Greg Royce: Rector
I discussed the self-esteem movement and the growing challenge to its belief that a performance was inextricably linked to self-esteem.  As parents we are proud of our children, try to protect them from disappointment and often demonstrate our love by expressing our admiration for them. …

St Peter's Prep Schools ... The Difference Part 8

October 27, 2020 | Academics | Social and emotional | Greg Royce: Rector
The Power and Peril of Praise In the western society with which we are familiar, the manner in which we encourage our children has been universally accepted.  On witnessing a child’s achievements, even minor ones, adults almost always respond with, ‘What a clever boy/girl!’ or…
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