The child's attitude is completely changed when those around him believe in his effort! I felt the second part of choice 4 was not something that should be said based on prior reading. Someone with a fixed mindset sees this difficulty and does not believe it to be possible. These would form a good basis for group discussion or for reflective practitioners. There is always areas that need improvement even when you are good at something. It is easy to read, sprinkled with just enough research to validate the author's conclusions.
There will always be someone who works harder than you or goes above and beyond that extra mile to be a little better than others. I agree with you Robb. I think it is important to tell children that ultimately there are some people in life who are going to better than you at different things. This ties into the direct honesty of 5. There's an 'App' for That My Skating Rink Story Helping Kids Deal With Failure Adults Modeling Recovery Practices4. In both scenarios students relate their perceived innate ability to predicted success or failure. Award-winning teacher and best-selling author Debbie Silver explains motivational theory and provides down-to-earth-often humorous-real life examples that demonstrate what to say when giving feedback to students.
The purpose of this book is to inform adults about motivational theory, and more importantly, to give them concrete, applicable guidelines along with specific examples about what to say and what not to say to learners. I had the privilege of seeing Alfie Kohn and Csikszentmihalyi at the same conference here in Indianapolis once. An easy read with concrete examples. After being a mother and then becoming a teacher my own mindset has shifted. Reading this book and participating in the online discussion was a fantastic way to get me ready for the school year! It is a very hard habit to break. I felt 5 was too harsh as well. I am one of those people that tell my students how smart they are and I am proud of them.
Even though it is sometimes difficult to give feedback like that students and our children deserve honesty and need to understand the value of always striving to learn more and improve. I appreciate finding ways to elicit the best from my students when they think they're capable of, and think they should get away with giving, less based on their experiences. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Initially I chose 4 - Tell her she has the ability and will surely win the next time. They needed to realize that success consists of hard work, effort, and practice. I was not a fan of any of the choices, but having to pick one, I went with 4. The purpose of this book is to inform adults about motivational theory, and more importantly, to give them concrete, applicable guidelines along with specific examples about what to say and what not to say to learners.
Recent research on the topics of motivation, self-efficacy, attribution theory, implicit personality theory, goal orientation, and resiliency has provided new insights about the malleability of mindsets in learners. The author even comments that one of the hardest thinns for her to do is to remember not to compliment children's innate abilities and intelligences, and instead give feedback. Along the way she has taught almost every grade level and most every kind of student. Albert Bandura and Self-Efficacy Motivation or Self-Motivation? How do you think her research on attribution theory led their to her conclusions about mindsets? I had spoken to this parent before because the parent was concerned with the child's progress. This could also be a teachable moment about effort and what this child could do in order to get better and improve. Once I read on, and the follow up to choice five was presented, it definitely was the choice that I would have selected had there been more information. She presents important frameworks in accessible ways along with actionable, proven techniques.
There will always be a winner and a loser and sometimes they will be the winner and other times they will be the loser. We need to be realistic with our children so that they don't end up feeling entitled. It also includes a discussion guide which proposes a number of discussion topics relating to each chapter. Carol Dweck's 1999, 2000, 2006 mindset theory derives from her initial interest in attribution theory. I, of course, was in the majority of people and picked option 4. What Do I Get for Doing It? Her numerous recognitions include being named the 1990 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year and the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University.
It was even better than I had anticipated. This book will be shared and recommended for years to come! Being a parent myself, this response is similar to one that I would give one of my own children if they didn't win something. The topic of student motivation is foremost in almost every attempt at educational reform. Her book is very much like her fabulous presentation, which reinforces what we really already know-- that it is important to help young people become self-motivated and to learn to overcome obstacles and deal with failure in a constructive way. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Albert Bandura and Self-Efficacy Motivation or Self-Motivation? Yes, a student may have some form of disability but can still play basketball or Football and excel to the professional level then what stop them achieving same academic excellent in the class.
They have that drive within to be their best. Klappentext In todayÆs educational setting there seems to be a universal call for student engagement. Did your initial response change after you read the narrative describing Dweck's explanation about each choice? Easy to read, supported by research, plenty of specific examples provided- highly recommended reading for all teachers and parents! I have also had to re-evaluate my comments to students, both what I say and how I say it making sure that I am rewarding the behavior that I intend to reward. Did your initial response change after you read the narrative describing Dweck's explanation about each choice? I do find them to be a good guide but restricting or too open when grading. Audiences everywhere respond to her use of humor and sensitivity to remind them of how important teachers are in the lives of children. My internal empathetic self wanted to tell her it was okay; you'll do better next time. Basically, the book illustrates how to interact with others in a way to help them become autonomous, self-directed, happy individuals who want to learn.
Autonomy, Time, and Flow Autonomy Optimal Learning Environment and Flow8. Autonomy, Time, and Flow Autonomy Optimal Learning Environment and Flow 8. Attribution Theory - Why Did I Succeed or not? Self-Motivation - What Is It, and How Do We Use It to Empower Children? Examining Rewards My Parents and Rewards My Love Affair With Rewards My Aha Moment With Rewards My Reward Fiasco Varying Degrees of Rewards Paul Chance, The Voice of Reason Praise As a Reward No More Stars, Stickers, or Trophies? It even applies as an adult in your career. After reading, I understand and agree with choice 5, but I think if they would have expanded on the response as they did in the explanation then I would have picked 5 initially. For example, I many times have students in my English classes that have low level writing skills or average writing skills, but their previous grades do not reflect this fact. Examining Rewards My Parents and Rewards My Love Affair With Rewards My Aha Moment With Rewards My Reward Fiasco Varying Degrees of Rewards Paul Chance, The Voice of Reason Praise As a Reward No More Stars, Stickers, or Trophies? We always encourage them to try their best and work their hardest at everything they do. I'll help you set some goals.
I now realize that I could have been fostering the fixed mindset and not fostering the ability to grow into tougher assignments or creating students that will easily give up. Lawrence Silver, have five grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren so far. Her numerous recognitions include being named the 1990 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year and the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University. Debbie is one of the most popular keynoters and professional development presenters in the United States. Motivating Kids to Do Unexciting Tasks Rewards as Affirmations Conclusion7.