7 May 2018


On Monday 22 July, 90 parents across the sub schools attended a seminar on how to boost their son's motivation at school. The speaker, Dr Andrew Martin, is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and, amongst numerous awards, has been named one of the top 25 most productive Educational Psychologist Internationally.

Dr Martin identified factors that embrace, constrain and reduce motivation and engagement (boosters, mufflers, guzzlers) and shared tips for reducing anxiety, increasing self-belief, persistence and sense of control. He encouraged parents to build authoritative (not authoritarian or permissive) relationships with their children and to adopt a growth approach, helping boys develop a "courageous and constructive" view of mistakes. He encouraged home and School to work in partnership to emphasize effort over marks.

For more information please refer to the attached handouts or visit Dr Martin's website: http://www.lifelongachievement.com/