Here is a mum giving advice to parents about what they need to do to support and prepare their children for their lives. Because you are a parent at ISHCMC the need for you to follow her instructions are not so urgent because most of her advice is covered in school. Why is that? At ISHCMC we are not about teaching students obedience and uniformity we are aiming to encourage our students to innovate and be creative whilst searching for what interests them in the world. However, there is always room for additional support at home and conversations about learning, thinking and creatively as opposed to grades, test and homework.
Some good quotes at the end that create an environment for a a growth mindset:
- Problems in the world are opportunities
- Innovation comes from discontent
- Petty rules stifle creativity so have less rules and more independent thinking
- If you live inside the box it is hard to think outside of it.
Now you might be thinking its alright for a mum to make such a suggestion but how about the proof. Well here is her son talking on TED about his work regarding pancreatic cancer. As they say the proof of the pudding is in the eating........decide for yourself, do you see her parenting techniques coming through?
If you want to find out more about what Jake Andraka is doing to do there are several more recent video on youtube for you to watch.