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13 Activity #2: Take a step back Small Group Discussion: • What words resonated the most in how students talked about their self-efficacy? • What role does students’ self -efficacy play in your classroom? • What kinds of messages do you think your students are receiving throughout the day that might influence their self-efficacy? • How does this make you think about your role in helping to motivate students who are struggling in school by improving their academic self-efficacy?
14 Why Self-Efficacy Matters • Have better self-regulation 8 • Are more resilient in the face of obstacles 9 • Demonstrate stronger academic performance and achievement 10 • Are more motivated in school 11 • Set more challenging and higher academic goals 11 • Are better prepared to adapt to and succeed in their first year of college 12 • Go on to have more successful careers and are open to a wider range of career choices 13,14 • Are happier all around 15 Self-efficacy determines how one feels, thinks, motivates themselves, behaves, and performs. Students with high self-efficacy: 16-year-old Olympic gold medalist, Laurie Hernandez, reminds herself “I got this,” before preparing her beam routine at the 2016 games in Rio.
15 Self-Efficacy: A gateway to other mindsets, essential skills, and habits Self- Efficacy Self- Regulation Growth Mindset Agency Perseverance … compels students to enact their agency in pursuit of a goal because they believe it will be worth it in the end. 19 … can help students recover from challenges more successfully by motivating them to increase their efforts and abilities. 17, 18 … encourages students to persist and not give up in the face of difficulties. 17 … helps students use more self- regulation practices that make them successful in school. 16 Having high self-efficacy …
Self-Efficacy in the Classroom
17 Questions to consider How do your students … • Think about setting goals? • Think about the impact of their own abilities and efforts on their performance? • Approach challenges? • Respond to setbacks? • Define success?