Simple and practical life skills to boost well-being, personal resilience and exam performance
... for pupils, parents, and teachers.
New insights from neuroscience show that the teenage years are the most challenging for us all. Uniquely, this book will introduce readers to the knowledge, skills and habits that underpin the Tougher Minds programme - proven to help young people flourish at school and beyond. It will show pupils, their parents and teachers simple and practical strategies to boost their personal resilience and the resilience of others, making it easier to build better health, happiness and performance habits.
The authors of H.A.C. School Success, Dr Jon Finn and Professor Jim McKenna, are specialists in performance psychology and in the science of neural networks that lies behind it. Using their knowledge from sport psychology and behaviour change management, they developed the award-winning Tougher Minds education programme. This training has helped thousands of school pupils and their families to be resilient and flourish against the backdrop of challenges created by 21st century life.
Ultimately these approaches help families to be healthier and happier, whilst allowing pupils to fulfil their academic potential - typically gaining half-a-grade per subject at GCSE more than pupils who do not undertake the training. The same young people are also deploying Tougher Minds skills to maximise their broader potential in life.
Although there may be plenty of important dos and don’ts to fill this book, the essence can be reduced down to one fundamental virtue. That is Resilience. Or, the the ability to keep taking the small but powerful steps towards a desired goal that remains far in the distance, while staying healthy and happy and dealing with the inevitable setbacks that come along the way.
In modern society, everyone rightly desires health, happiness and success, yet humans, and particularly teenagers, find these things difficult to achieve.
By using real-life examples from those who find it most difficult to be resilient – i.e. teenagers – and the latest insights from neuroscience, this book will show school pupils, their families and teachers how to change their own lives and the lives of others through resilience.
This book is based on the award-winning Tougher Minds Personal Change Management programme, which was developed to help school pupils, their families and teachers with a range of challenges. It has been written for:
● Parents and families to help their children and themselves to be more resilient.
● Teachers who want to extend their current ability to support pupils.
● Teachers who feel they need to be more resilient.
● Pupils to flourish at primary/prep school.
● Pupils sitting 11 Plus and entrance exams.
● Pupils getting ready for their secondary school transition.
● Pupils in their secondary school transition.
● Pupils struggling to keep motivated, and who are not fulfilling their potential.
● Pupils who are stressed and not enjoying school.
● Pupils sitting GCSE and A Level exams.
● Pupils getting ready for their transition to university, college or the workplace.
● Families who want to help their children to develop transferable life skills.
In this Tougher Minds podcast we discuss a recent BBC Panorama programme Sleepless Britain. It highlighted the very serious consequences of sleep deprivation for many UK families.
Tougher Minds founder and managing director Dr. Jon Finn explains more and discusses how Tougher Minds is working to help people of all ages tackle this critical issue and improve their sleep habits.
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In this NEW video we show how young people’s health and well-being is the foundation for their optimal performance at school and in exams.
This is a follow-up to the insight shown in our first post and is another element of our award-winning programmes for education and life. The Tougher Minds Guide for School Success for pupils, parents and teachers will give a detailed explanation of how this…
Watch this video to understand a key Tougher Minds concept that underpins our award-winning programmes for education and life. The Tougher Minds Guide for School Success for pupils, parents and teachers will give a detailed explanation of how this understanding can be used to boost well-being, personal resilience and exam performance.
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