Failing to Succeed
&

angelahousand.com
The Year of…

GREAT
EXPECTATIONS
3

rd
A

lthough there are
many possible
explanations for why
one could fail, effort and
ability are the most
likely causes that...
Teacher Rating of Students
Quality
of
R2 = .66 Ability
Work

Quality
of
R2 = .63 Effort
Work

Student Self-Rating

R2 = .1...
Ascending Intellectual Demand
Mihaly	
  
Csikszentmihalyi
 Ch
w
Flo

a

l
ne
n

Apathy
Stay
in the
Struggle
Find the good in a bad situation…
Learn contingency planning…
Take responsibility for their actions…
Learn perseverance…
Overcome adversity.
!

I have not failed 1000 times…

-Thomas Edison
!

I have not failed 1000 times…
!

I have successfully
discovered 1000 ways to NOT
make a light bulb.
-Thomas Edison
The Year of…

GREATER
EXPECTATIONS
4

th
False praise can be as
harmful as no praise!
Don’t	

you 	

think	

!

if I were	

wrong,	

I’d	

KNOW it?
Lack of
Honest
Self-Appraisal
Skills
Diminishes Value of Authentic Praise
SWOT
Analysis
Internal Origin 	

!

Attributes of the
Individual
External Origin
!

Helpful	

to achieving the
objective

...
Strengths
What unique skills do I have?	

What do I do well?	

What experiences have I had that will
help me as I move for...
Weaknesses
What areas do I need to improve?	

What do others view as my weakness
or area for improvement?	

What is someth...
Opportunities
What resources do I have available?	

Who do I know that can help me?	

What opportunities am I already taki...
Threats
What could hinder my success?	

What are potential problems I could
encounter?	

What are the challenges I face?	
...
What is
YOUR
definition of
success?
The Year of…

EVEN GREATER
EXPECTATIONS
5

th
Critical Internal Voice
Goal Achievement

Fear of Failure

Opportunities
“Fear of Failure” Signs:
•

Worry about what others will think

•

Worry that people will think they
are not smart

•

Wor...
“Fear of Failure” Signs:
•

Attempt to lower expectations

•

Physical symptoms as deadline
approaches

•

Procrastination
Influence
£On a clean sheet of paper, list the past five
years vertically (2013, 2012, 2011…).
£Next to each year, list ...
Significant Influence
£When you reflect on your experience, do you
find that you had more control than you
thought?
£You...
Motivation	


Self-Determination	


FLOW	


(Malone & Lepper, 1987)

(Deci & Ryan, 1980; 2000)

(Csikszentmihalyi, 1975)

...
RELATEDNESS...
Feeling connected to others and having a
sense of belonging to a community.
COMPETENCE…
Ability to demonstrate one’s capacity for
success when faced with a challenge or
opportunity.
COMPETENCE…
Feelings of competence shape a person’s
willingness to actively engage and persist in
different behaviors.

(B...
Self-efficacy influences:
¨
¨
¨
¨

What activities we select
How much effort we put forth
How persistent we are in the...
Increasing Self-efficacy
¨
¨
¨
¨

Past performance
Vicarious experiences (observing others perform)
Verbal persuasion ...
Autonomy
The more autonomous (selfdetermined) a person
believes their behavior to be
the greater the personal
satisfaction...
Self-Determined Learners
•
•
•

Achieve highly
Learn conceptually
Stay in school

(Reeve, 2002)
Self-Determined Learners
•
•
•

Achieve highly
Learn conceptually
Stay in school
!

•

In large part, because their teache...
The Year of…

A NEW HOPE
6

th
Risk
Taking
Increased Confidence
Increased Sense of Control
Decision-Making
Practice
Skills to Manage Anxiety
& Overcome Fears
5 Categories of Risk
Intellectual
Social
Emotional
Physical
Spiritual
Systematic Risk-Taking
•

Understand benefits of risk-taking

•

Self-Assess for risk categories

•

Identify personal nee...
Autonomy
The freedom to choose…
Failure taught me things	

about myself	

that I could have
learned no other way.

J.K. Rowling
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  1. 1. Failing to Succeed
  2. 2. & angelahousand.com
  3. 3. The Year of… GREAT EXPECTATIONS
  4. 4. 3 rd
  5. 5. A lthough there are many possible explanations for why one could fail, effort and ability are the most likely causes that students report. – Good & Brophy
  6. 6. Teacher Rating of Students Quality of R2 = .66 Ability Work Quality of R2 = .63 Effort Work Student Self-Rating R2 = .11 Quality of R2 = .52 Work Ability Quality of Work Effort (Siegle & McCoach)
  7. 7. Ascending Intellectual Demand
  8. 8. Mihaly   Csikszentmihalyi
  9. 9.  Ch w Flo a l ne n Apathy
  10. 10. Stay in the Struggle
  11. 11. Find the good in a bad situation…
  12. 12. Learn contingency planning…
  13. 13. Take responsibility for their actions…
  14. 14. Learn perseverance…
  15. 15. Overcome adversity.
  16. 16. ! I have not failed 1000 times… -Thomas Edison
  17. 17. ! I have not failed 1000 times… ! I have successfully discovered 1000 ways to NOT make a light bulb. -Thomas Edison
  18. 18. The Year of… GREATER EXPECTATIONS
  19. 19. 4 th
  20. 20. False praise can be as harmful as no praise!
  21. 21. Don’t you think ! if I were wrong, I’d KNOW it?
  22. 22. Lack of Honest Self-Appraisal Skills
  23. 23. Diminishes Value of Authentic Praise
  24. 24. SWOT Analysis Internal Origin ! Attributes of the Individual External Origin ! Helpful to achieving the objective S W O T Strengths Opportunities Attributes of the Environment Harmful to achieving the objective Weaknesses Threats
  25. 25. Strengths What unique skills do I have? What do I do well? What experiences have I had that will help me as I move forward? © Angela Housand, 2013
  26. 26. Weaknesses What areas do I need to improve? What do others view as my weakness or area for improvement? What is something I would like to change? © Angela Housand, 2013
  27. 27. Opportunities What resources do I have available? Who do I know that can help me? What opportunities am I already taking advantage of? How can my strengths be used to create opportunities for myself? © Angela Housand, 2013
  28. 28. Threats What could hinder my success? What are potential problems I could encounter? What are the challenges I face? What are the restrictions in my life (time, money, vehicle, access to computer or the Internet, etc.)? © Angela Housand, 2013
  29. 29. What is YOUR definition of success?
  30. 30. The Year of… EVEN GREATER EXPECTATIONS
  31. 31. 5 th
  32. 32. Critical Internal Voice
  33. 33. Goal Achievement Fear of Failure Opportunities
  34. 34. “Fear of Failure” Signs: • Worry about what others will think • Worry that people will think they are not smart • Worry about disappointing people
  35. 35. “Fear of Failure” Signs: • Attempt to lower expectations • Physical symptoms as deadline approaches • Procrastination
  36. 36. Influence £On a clean sheet of paper, list the past five years vertically (2013, 2012, 2011…). £Next to each year, list the most important event that occurred in your life during that year. £Estimate the percentage of control or influence you had over each event.
  37. 37. Significant Influence £When you reflect on your experience, do you find that you had more control than you thought? £Young people may feel that external forces control their lives. £Modify the exercise: £Last five months £Last five weeks
  38. 38. Motivation Self-Determination FLOW (Malone & Lepper, 1987) (Deci & Ryan, 1980; 2000) (Csikszentmihalyi, 1975) Curiosity Goal Pursuit Clear Goal Control Autonomy Adjust Performance Based on Feedback Optimal Challenge Competence Balance Challenge & Skill Level Fantasy Achievement Enjoyment Interpersonal Relatedness Transcend Self (Cooperation, Competition, & Recognition)
  39. 39. RELATEDNESS... Feeling connected to others and having a sense of belonging to a community.
  40. 40. COMPETENCE… Ability to demonstrate one’s capacity for success when faced with a challenge or opportunity.
  41. 41. COMPETENCE… Feelings of competence shape a person’s willingness to actively engage and persist in different behaviors. (Bandura 1986, 1997)
  42. 42. Self-efficacy influences: ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ What activities we select How much effort we put forth How persistent we are in the face of difficulties The difficulty of the goals we set
  43. 43. Increasing Self-efficacy ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ Past performance Vicarious experiences (observing others perform) Verbal persuasion  Physiological cues
  44. 44. Autonomy The more autonomous (selfdetermined) a person believes their behavior to be the greater the personal satisfaction and enjoyment from engaging in that behavior.
  45. 45. Self-Determined Learners • • • Achieve highly Learn conceptually Stay in school (Reeve, 2002)
  46. 46. Self-Determined Learners • • • Achieve highly Learn conceptually Stay in school ! • In large part, because their teachers support their autonomy rather than control their behavior (Reeve, 2002)
  47. 47. The Year of… A NEW HOPE
  48. 48. 6 th
  49. 49. Risk Taking
  50. 50. Increased Confidence
  51. 51. Increased Sense of Control
  52. 52. Decision-Making Practice
  53. 53. Skills to Manage Anxiety & Overcome Fears
  54. 54. 5 Categories of Risk Intellectual Social Emotional Physical Spiritual
  55. 55. Systematic Risk-Taking • Understand benefits of risk-taking • Self-Assess for risk categories • Identify personal needs • Determine risk to take • Take the risk • Process the risk experience (Neihart, 1999)
  56. 56. Autonomy The freedom to choose…
  57. 57. Failure taught me things about myself that I could have learned no other way. J.K. Rowling

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