Path to Success<br />It’s self-efficacy, y’all!<br />
Vicarious Experience:<br />Billy: “Teach, I’m looking at that drawing Jane did and it’s amazing! I could, like, never, ever draw like that!” – Student sees another student’s success and talent.<br />
Modeling:<br />Teach: “Well, Billy, why don’t we <br />take a look at the successful <br />strategies Jane is using to produce <br />drawings like the one you so admire…” <br /> Teach: “Jane, can we watch what you’re doing here? We’re really impressed with your skills. Do you have some suggestions for Billy?”<br />
Social Persuasion from Student with high-self efficacy: <br />Jane: “Sure, teach, no problem! It’s really not that hard. I really enjoy drawing and I think I’m pretty good at it, but you can be just as good, Billy. It just takes some practice. Let’s start out with a circle, you can draw a circle, right? See, it’s not so intimidating when you break it down into smaller parts…”<br />
Arousal:<br />Billy: “Jane, you’re right. I totally CAN draw a circle—see? Now what’s next?”<br />
Jane is showing agency and shares framework for self-regulation:<br />Breaking the process down into smaller parts and sharing her successful strategy or course of action with Billy. “First we draw this, then this, then this, you put all these simple parts together and viola!”<br />
Feedback:<br />Jane: “Wow, Billy, your drawing almost looks as good as mine. I bet if you did some more practicing, you’d even be better than I am at this!!”<br />Teacher: “See, Billy, you’re really not so bad after all! I’m totally proud of the progress you have made today. I can’t wait to see what you have to show me tomorrow.”<br />
Positive experience w/success:<br />Billy: “Wow! I am totally super proud of myself, too! This is awesome! I love drawing!! I’m going to draw all over everything!!!”<br />
Self-instruction:<br />Billy: “Okay, so on to my next masterwork: Let’s see… I’ll start off with a line…. Then I’ll add a circle. Now a triangle. Okay, this is easy!”<br />
Ripple effect:<br />Pete: “Wow, look how much Jane helped Billy. Billy was just as bad at drawing as I am… maybe if I give drawing a chance like Billy did, I will be just as good at it as he turned out to be…”<br />
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