Week 3

3 Things I learnt: 1)The teriarchic Reciprocal has dynamic influences that include personal, environmental, and behavioral. It made sense that these three factor are considered for social cognitive views of learning and motivation. 2) Social persuasion can be assort of “pep talk” that can boost self efficiency through feedback. Teachers feedback can lead students to feel either more confident, or more discouraged and this will adjust their goals according to their experience. 3) When processing information  retention is the key to learning. Retention  can be improved by mental rehearsal, or by actual practice. Which makes sense why they say practice makes perfection.

2 Connections I made: The idea of scaffolding concepts while learning can help develop understanding. It reminded of my Stat 160 class because I feel like I am missing the fundamental basics to answer most questions. Almost as if I should have pervious knowledge, that I do not have. I can see why this idea of scaffolding could come in handy for helping students learn and develop in certain subjects that build on each other.

Self talk once again was brought up in our readings this week and I can relate from when I was a child to an adult. There is a difference when child speak to themselves it is usually helps them find confidence in learning, while I find it useful during studying to keep my mind focused on the task at hand.

1 Question I still have: If creating a positive environment to promote education is important for children at risk of failing. How do we provide the time to create those positive relation for those children who need it the most?


3 thoughts on “Week 3

  1. Good question Brooklynn! To try to answer your question, on my belief I would say it would be important to have a TA, or if your class is inclusive enough, to work in small groups. It is important for students to learn what they are trying to learn without being rushed because every student is different at the time it takes to learn. If your students work together and solve it on their own, they will learn as a group. (given the group is at the same academic status). Hope this helps!


  2. Great post Brooklyn! I think Kyle answered your question very good. To add onto that, I think it is also very important for the teacher to sit down with those students and offer any help or guidance to them. It could be as simple as keeping one, or a small group of students in for recess or meeting with them before a class. A TA would be benificial but they are not always available to you at certain times of the day.


  3. Hi Brooklyn, I enjoyed reading your post! I think the most important thing to do at the beginning of the school year would be to make a strong connection with each of your students so that they know you care about each of their individual success. I know in my experience if a teacher has a strong connection with myself then I am more motivated to learn and feel like I am in a positive environment. Although you may not be able to tend to every single need of each student it is good to get to know them through a questionnaire or some type of interview where they can tell you their needs and how they need you to teach them in order to succeed.


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