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Fires in the Mind

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Fires in the Mind

  1. 1. FIRES IN THE MIND What Students Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery
  2. 2. What does it take to get really good at something?
  3. 3. MASTERY What does look like?
  4. 4. How the Practice Project works
  5. 5. Ask youth about their expertise 1 .
  6. 6. Youth ask adults about their expertise 2.
  7. 7. Think together about expert habits and process 3.
  8. 8. Transfer to new areas 4.
  9. 10. Value
  10. 11. Value x Expectation
  11. 12. = Motivation
  12. 13. Value x Expectation = MOTIVATION
  13. 14. Value x Expectation = Motivation
  14. 15. Think about one thing you’ve practiced in your life <ul><li>What drew you to it? What value did you put on it? </li></ul><ul><li>What made you feel you could succeed at it? </li></ul><ul><li>What motivated you to keep going when it got hard? </li></ul>
  15. 16. What makes students keep at a challenging task?
  16. 17. Steady and satisfying work (often with others) What makes us keep at it?
  17. 18. The hater or the motivator What makes us keep at it?
  18. 19. The thrill of competition What makes us keep at it?
  19. 20. The sheer fun of it What makes us keep at it?
  20. 21. The moments you know that you know it What makes us keep at it?
  21. 22. Not just any practice . . . DELIBERATE practice
  22. 23. “ I draw what I like” “ I draw what’s hard to me” “ You go step by step” “ You take your time” Deliberate Practice
  23. 24. Deliberate practice has an express purpose
  24. 25. Deliberate practice involves attention
  25. 26. Deliberate practice fits our individual needs
  26. 27. Deliberate practice involves repetition
  27. 28. Deliberate practice leads to new learning
  28. 29. Value x Expectation = Motivation Deliberate practice Asking experts about their work Looking at student strengths What does it take to get really good?
  29. 31. A project of What Kids Can Do MADE POSSIBLE BY MetLife Foundation www.FiresInTheMind.org

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