Posted on 02/13/2014 at 02:29 PM by Global Reach

David Conley (2013) shared the following information during a conference presentation in Santa Fe, and I thought it was worth sharing with you. Students need to have ownership of their learning and have the capacity to guide and direct their learning as they move through life.  

Know themselves:  be self-aware. Explore their interests, passions, skills, and ambitions.

Set goals:  know what they need to achieve goals based on self-awareness.

Be motivated:  have the mindset to achieve their goals.

Persist:  Don’t give up, especially when something does not come as easily to them.

Monitor performance:  know how well they are really doing.  Gauge their true skill level.

Ask for help:  use available resources when stuck.  Don’t view this as a weakness.

Demonstrate self-efficacy:  learn how to control the things they can control.  Then, control them.

D. Conley, Ph.D., presentation at NCSL, June 8, 2012


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