Encouraging students to hope and encouraging students to struggle for what they hope for.

I’ve recently listened to a video of Brene Brown speaking at the “Up Experience 2011”. The catch phrase she used repeatedly was “hope is a function of struggle”. People who have high levels of hope set goals, they set pathways on how they can acheive these goals and they believe they can do it. Interestingly, these people who have the highest levels of hope also have the most experiences of failure. She thens talks about the experience of a swimming coach who used the thumbs down sign until, after many goes, the child could do it, and got the thumbs up! “This moment” she said, “is a gift”! (Watch the video from 8:30)

What do you think if a school, or music studio, had the slogan that “You can’t give your child everything”? Would parents be attracted to that?


Introducing myself

Hi, I am a piano teacher looking at ways to promote my business in the Lockyer Valley (Queensland, Australia). I teach children from 5 years to adults. I’m a registered teacher and have an A.Mus.A in piano. I’ve been teaching piano for over 25 years now.

Hope to hear from some of you in cyberland.