What traits do your self-motivated and self-directed students share? Perhaps they possess a willingness to persist through the obstacles that can arise on the path towards their goals. They also likely have a strong tendency towards accomplishing their work on time and to the best of their abilities. However, some of your students may need encouragement to overcome their aversion to academic challenges, a tendency to produce work that lacks your expected level of precision, or both.
In the webinar “Boosting Students’ Precision & Persistence: A New Take on a Timeless Challenge,” Gary J. Williams, Ed.D. of Crafton Hills College (Yucaipa, CA) shares his strategies for engaging students who possess low expectations or self-defeating attitudes and habits that hinder their academic success. You’ll gather ideas for structuring your course to model persistence and precision, and you’ll learn about enjoyable activities that help students develop new, positive habits that can boost their self-confidence and lead to greater success.
View the recording here.
How do you help your students recognize the value of precision and persistence? Share your ideas below.