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Perseverance

What it is

  • Positive behaviours and attitudes to learning
  • Important for life-long learning
  • Encapsulated in the acronym, PRAISE


What it means

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  • Keep working at a task to complete it
  • Do not give up even though it is challenging









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Why is it important

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  • Helps children progress in their learning as they are not easily discouraged









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How can you nurture perseverance in your children?

You can nurture perseverance in your children by designing the learning environment, planning meaningful learning experiences, and modelling through appropriate behaviour and language. Check out the photo story below for some ideas!

Design the learning environment

Set up displays in the classroom to raise children's awareness of the disposition of perseverance

Design the learning environment

Set up displays in the classroom to raise children's awareness of the disposition of perseverance

Plan meaningful learning experiences

Design activities that require some effort from the children to complete

Plan meaningful learning experiences

Set small, achievable goals for the children if the activity is challenging, so that they may experience success

Plan meaningful learning experiences

Read stories and/or listen to songs about characters who overcome challenges through perseverance

Model through appropriate language and behaviour

Listen to children talk about their challenges and encourage them

Model through appropriate language and behaviour

Provide opportunities for the children to encourage one another when they are faced with a challenge


I Can Do It!


The main character in the story displays perseverance and is encouraged by his brother when he makes the effort to learn to speak well. Use this story to guide children through the process of recognising and valuing the disposition of perseverance!

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I Can Do It!


The main character in the story displays perseverance and is encouraged by his brother when he makes the effort to learn to speak well. Use this story to guide children through the process of recognising and valuing the disposition of perseverance!

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