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I’m Confident; Just Not that Committed #ThursdayThunk

The latest study on Mental Toughness sometimes termed grit or character) was designed to address the question “What is the state of “soft skills” development in Independent Schools and how did it compare with data from State Schools”. At this stage it doesn’t attend to questions such as, “Why is there a difference and what can both the independent school sector and the State school sector learn from the differences?” Continue reading

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Mental Toughness: The Results Are In #ThursdayThunk

Thank you to everyone who completed the MTQ48 measurer. There were 150 returns to be analysed.  I hope people found their individual reports useful, interesting and thought provoking.  Many people fed back that it was a good way of understanding the 4 Cs framework of Mental Toughness – Control, Commitment, Challenge and Confidence – and what it means for staff leader and student development. Continue reading

How Mentally Tough or Sensitive Are You? #MTQ48

In Mental Toughness: Being the Best You Can Be I introduced our work on mental toughness.  You may alternatively know mental toughness as character, grit, growth mindset, learned optimism, learning powers.  Data on the mental toughness of young people across Blackpool reveals a high level of sensitivity and a very low level of toughness.  Continue reading

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