Fall down 7 Times, Get Up 8 Teaching Kids to Succeed

ISBN-10: 1412998778

ISBN-13: 9781412998772

Edition: 2012

Authors: Debbie Silver

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In today’s 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 today’s Failure is not an option, to We can utilize what seems to be failure as the next logical step towards one’s 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 layman’s terms the author explains the research behind her ideas while offering down-to-earth, often humorous, real life examples.
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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 5/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Learn more about Debbie Silver's PD offerings 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 Alumnus from the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University. Along the way she has taught almost every grade level and most every kind of student.Debbie is one of the most popular keynoters and professional development presenters in the United States. Audiences everywhere respond to her use of humor and sensitivity to remind them of how important teachers are in the lives of children. Her insights into student and teacher behavior are extraordinary. Through research-based theory, poignant stories, and hilarious characterizations she connects with the souls of all who are involved in education.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.Debbie is the author of the bestselling book, Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers: Finding the Rhythm for Differentiated Learning. She is a co-author of Because You Teach and Middle School Matters. Songs she co-wrote with Monte Selby are featured on his latest cds. She and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Silver, have five grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren (so far). They live with two dogs in Melissa, Texas.Debbie can be reached through her website: www.debbiesilver.com

Preface: Fall down seven times, get up eight
About the Author
Self-Motivation-What Is It, and How Do We Use It to Empower Children?: What lies behind us and what lies in front of us are but tiny matters as compared to what lies within us
Albert Bandura and Self-Efficacy
Motivation or Self-Motivation?
Try This
TUH-Tuh-Tuh-DAH! for Kids
Amy Chua, Author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Adults Need to Work in Tandem With Children's Motivation
Entitlement or Empowerment?
Sample Adult Statements
Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD): Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
Mastery Learning Experience
Lev Vygotsky and Zone of Proximal Development
Self-Regulation, Deliberate Practice, and Failure
Instant Gratification and Its Implications
Adults Modeling Self-Regulation
Ericsson's Deliberate Practice
Expertise and the Ten-Year Rule
Failure? There's an "App" for That
My Skating Rink Story
Helping Kids Deal With Failure
Adults Modeling Recovery Practices
Attribution Theory-Why Did I Succeed (or not)?: Whether you think you can, or you think you can't you're probably right
More on A Simplified Version of Attribution Theory
Learned Helplessness
Effective Feedback
The Littering Experiment
Rosenthal's Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Mindset-The Key to Self-Motivation: You have a choice. Mindsets are just beliefs. They're powerful beliefs, but they're Just something in your mind, and you can change your mind
Fixed Mindset/Growth Mindset
Taking the Joy From the Artist
Gifted Kids and Coping With Failure
Fostering a Growth Mindset in Children
Feedback That Changes Perspectives
What Do I Get for Doing It? (Examining Rewards): The reward of a thing well done is having done it
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? Really?
Motivating Kids to Do Unexciting Tasks
Rewards as Affirmations
Autonomy, Time, and Flow: Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision
Optimal Learning Environment and Flow
Helping Students Stay Motivated as They Get Older: tOur lives are shaped by those who love us, [and] those who refuse to love us
Helping Older Children Cope With Failure
Inspiring Young Children: Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them
Wiped Out
Be Careful About Indirect Communication
Helping Kids Who Are Afraid
FAQs About Teaching Students to Be Successful: Willa Foster
The Story of a Phoenix
Discussion Guide
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