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Challenge Levels for Learning

When children are learning, they should ideally feel challenged, but not overwhelmed. It’s important to help them recognise how different types of tasks make them feel, what aspects of their learning they might need to challenge themselves further with, and also what kinds of things they find hard to approach, which could make them feel out of control or panicky, potentially reducing their levels of motivation. Encouraging them to reflect on their learning, how they feel and strategies they can use to help, is an important part of becoming an effective, metacognitive learner. Use this template to prompt discussion at school or at home.

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