What I’m Reading: This week I’m nerding out on articles about social learning theory and motivation. If you read Tuesdays post on motivation, and want to explore the concepts I discussed further, follow the links below.
Building Confident Learners: Help learners build self-efficacy by:
- Providing them with a balance of tasks that challenge them and that they complete easily. In other words give them opportunities for success from time to time.
- Modeling a belief in your own ability to be successful by persevering through a problem.
- Giving them verbal confirmation that they will be able to complete the task at hand.
What Gives Me Joy: Meeting new people and working with others. This week I had the opportunity to volunteer, and to meet a handful of new people. Feeling useful and helpful gives me a sense of purpose, which in turn gives me joy.
The joy of learning. Together