Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8: Teaching Kids to Succeed

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Corwin Press, May 22, 2012 - Education - 207 pages
In todayĂs educational setting there seems to be a universal call for student engagement. The topic of student motivation is foremost in almost every attempt at educational reform. 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. Appropriate challenges and feedback seem to be the key factors in determining whether a student gives up or perseveres towards an objective. This book is written for teachers, parents, and other student advocates who want to help students become autonomous, enthusiastic lifelong learners. 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. The title, Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8, implies that failure in not only a possibility, it is a very concrete way of gaining ground. The author aims to change the conversation from todayĂs ˘Failure is not an option,÷ to ˘We can utilize what seems to be failure as the next logical step towards oneĂs goals.÷ Students need to be taught to view failure as a temporary ˘glitch÷ and a step towards success rather than as a permanent state of being. In laymanĂs terms the author explains the research behind her ideas while offering down-to-earth, often humorous, real life examples.
 

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Contents

SELFMOTIVATION WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO WE USE IT TO EMPOWER CHILDREN?
1
Albert Bandura and SelfEfficacy
4
Motivation or SelfMotivation?
5
Try This
8
TUHTuhTuhDAH for Kids
9
Amy Chua Author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
10
Adults Need to Work in Tandem With Childrens Motivation
11
Entitlement or Empowerment?
13
Feedback That Changes Perspectives
92
Conclusion
94
WHAT DO I GET FOR DOING IT? EXAMINING REWARDS
95
My Parents and Rewards
97
My Love Affair With Rewards
98
My Aha Moment With Rewards
99
My Reward Fiasco
101
Paul Chance The Voice of Reason
103

ZONE OF PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT ZPD
17
Mastery Learning Experience
18
Lev Vygotsky and Zone of Proximal Development
20
Scaffolding
22
A Very Simplified Illustration of ZPD
25
ZPD Situations
27
SELFREGULATION DELIBERATE PRACTICE AND FAILURE
35
Instant Gratification and Its Implications
36
SelfRegulation
38
Adults Modeling SelfRegulation
41
Magic Words
43
Why Is Practice So Important?
44
Ericssons Deliberate Practice
46
Expertise and the TenYear Rule
48
Failure? Theres an App for That
50
Helping Kids Deal With Failure
52
Adults Modeling Recovery Practices
53
ATTRIBUTION THEORY WHY DID I SUCCEED OR NOT?
55
More on A Simplified Version of Attribution Theory
58
Learned Helplessness
59
Working With Learned Helplessness
61
Effective Feedback
65
The Littering Experiment
67
Rosenthals SelfFulfilling Prophecy
69
MINDSET THE KEY TO SELFMOTIVATION
75
Fixed MindsetGrowth Mindset
79
Differences in Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset
82
Students Puzzles and Mindsets
83
Taking the Joy From the Artist
84
Gifted Kids and Coping With Failure
86
Gifted Kids and Fixed Mindsets
88
Fostering a Growth Mindset in Children
91
Praise as a Reward
106
No More Stars Stickers or Trophies? Really?
108
Motivating Kids to Do Unexciting Tasks
109
Rewards as Affirmations
111
AUTONOMY TIME AND FLOW
113
Autonomy
114
Promoting Autonomy in Learners
116
Stepping In Too Quickly
122
Time Allocation
124
Optimal Learning Environment and Flow
126
Being in a Flow State
127
Creating Flow in the Classroom
129
HELPING STUDENTS STAY MOTIVATED AS THEY GET OLDER
131
Procrastination
132
Procrastination and the Zone of Proximal Development
134
Helping Older Children Cope With Failure
139
Example of an Adult Trying to Have Power Over a Student
142
INSPIRING YOUNG CHILDREN
145
Wiped Out
146
Be Careful About Indirect Communication
148
Examples of Appropriate and Inappropriate Feedback for Young Children
150
Helping Kids Who Are Afraid
155
The Zip Line Expedition
157
A Side Note to the Zip Line Story
159
FAQS ABOUT TEACHING STUDENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL
161
The Story of a Phoenix
173
GLOSSARY
175
DISCUSSION GUIDE
185
REFERENCES
197
INDEX
203
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Debbie Silver is truly a "teacher's teacher!" She is a former science teacher and an award-winning educator with 30 years experience as a classroom teacher, staff development instructor, and university professor. Her numerous recognitions include being named the 1990 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year and the 2007 Distinguished Alunmus from the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Silver has been an invited author for several educational journals and has given keynotes at state, national and international conferences in 49 states, throughout Canada, Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, and Asia.

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