Discover powerful principles that help students raise their goals, expect success, and make extraordinary strides in achievement! This resource shows educators how to teach their students to be successful learners through the development of key personal attributes that foster success. The book is organized around an easy-to-use and research-based model derived from multiple fields, including education, psychology, and philosophy. The authors' field-tested approach is based on the application of eight principles that can: increase every learner's self-confidence; create new expectations and infuse students with new energy and motivation; and, encourage individuals to go beyond familiar goals and take manageable risks.
Russell T. Osguthorpe, a professor of instructional psychology and technology, currently serves as director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Brigham Young University. He has also served as chair of his department and associate dean of the David O. McKay School of Education. In 1998, he was awarded the Martha Jane Knowlton Corey University Professorship. Prior to joining Brigham Young University, he served on the faculty of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York. He speaks several languages; has collaborated on educational projects in China, Europe, and Polynesia; and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto and the University of Paris. He has authored five books and more than 50 journal articles on instructional design, teacher education, and special education.
Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction 1. The Three Ds of Success Desire Decision Determination Expectations Applying the Three 's of Success Making It Happen 2. Urgency, Not Pressure Differences Between Pressure and Urgency Urgency and Learning Making It Happen 3. Do Something You've Never Done Before Why Avoid the Unfamiliar? The Zone of Attainable Success Teacher as Designer Making It Happen 4. Light the Fire Linked to the Life of the Learner Challenging Inspiring Making It Happen 5. Help Is on the Way Help That Invites Help That Instructs Help That Confirms Think It, Choose It, Do It, Succeed Making It Happen 6. Do the Right Thing for the Right Reason The Opposite of an Addiction to Failure Motives and Actions The Three Ds of Success Lighting the Fire Can One Judge Another's Motives? Making It Happen 7. Extinguish the Negative Make No Excuses An Eye of Faith Help and Faith Vision and Faith Making It Happen 8. Choose to Lead Who Should Lead? Leading and Helping Perception and Leadership Making It Happen Epilogue: Expect Success References Index
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