Sunday, May 24, 2015

Learned Helplessness - an article from Edutopia

This is definitely an area where I struggle.  We want our kids to have success and sometimes they are hesitant to trust their instincts because they've been wrong in the past.  Using questioning to stimulate and guide students to discover their own answers is the best gift we can give our struggling (and non-struggling) learners.  Here is an awesome article from Eduptopia that describes "learned helplessness".

1 comment:

  1. Hi Betsy- I love your post and the article, and have experienced that phenomena with many students myself, especially in special ed. I am a newbie to this- Bird in Hand just finished my blog last week. I just wanted to say I love your site, and am your newest follower on Bloglovin! I am Philicia Mollere, from Ponchatoula Louisiana- and my site is
    I am still trying to figure all this out, but just wanted to touch base! Have a great day!