HPL services are aimed at schools, but on this page we’ve collected together some resources that should be helpful for parents interested in the approach. Parents make all the difference to their children’s success in education, and can be key supporters of schools embedding the principles of High Performance Learning.
Our book for parents:
Great Minds and How to Grow Them is a handbook for parents that shows how they can grow the minds of their children and teenagers and guide them to success both at school and in life. The latest neurological and psychological research is proving that most children are capable of reaching high levels of performance that were previously associated only with the gifted and talented.
Brains are malleable and IQ is not fixed yet; without parental engagement in their learning, many children don’t reach the levels of performance that are associated with academic success. Combining new knowledge with extensive research into how we learn, this book proves that by using simple, everyday techniques that are both rooted in research and accessible for parents, children can learn to learn more successfully.
There is room at the top of the class for many more children than we ever thought possible. An engaging collaboration between a world-class academic and an award-winning journalist, this inspirational book includes chapters on:
how to develop a good home learning environment
how to make the most of school
how to develop values, attitudes and attributes that are associated with success at school and in life
how to develop thinking and learning skills in the three ages of learning
how to tackle potentially tricky areas like homework and adolescence.
This practical guide will be essential reading for parents, teachers and all those interested in helping children and young people to achieve more highly.
Buy from the publisher, Routledge.
Read the interview with Deborah Eyre from Fatherly:
‘How To Raise Genius Kids, According To Science’, by Joshua A. Krisch
"Gone are the days of talented and gifted programs for students who just kindasortamaybe seem to have an innate ability to think faster than their classmates. Good riddance. Studies conducted over the last decade have shown that intelligence has far less to do with nature than with nurture. Given the right circumstances, the current thinking suggests, almost any child can be gifted. It’s both an encouraging finding and an added bit of pressure for parents."
Read the Guardian article 'How to bring out the genius in your child':
"What support do children need from teachers and parents to develop the cognitive skills, values, attitudes and attributes needed for lifetime success? Here are some ideas from Great Minds and How to Grow Them, based on Prof Deborah Eyre’s approach, to help your child become a high performer."
Read the School Run interview with Deborah Eyre on 'How to keep your child motivated to learn':
"There are many reasons why children’s motivation to learn can drop off as they progress through primary school and beyond. The good news is that there’s plenty we can do to encourage our children to stay motivated without having to nag them constantly or micromanage their schoolwork."