If you have not read Carol Dweck's book "Mindset", then we can heartily recommend it. Fundamentally, it is all about attitude and how we see and tackle the problems in our lives. This is especially important in learning. If children are encouraged to keep trying - not to give up and have a positive approach to things that they find difficult - they will have a better chance of success in their endeavours. It is all about the effort that we make and how mistakes can become the vehicles to effective learning. The Powerpoint below shows some of the thinking behind this work.