Empowering Teachers to Enhance Adolescents' Motivation for Science

CHAPTER 8: ABILITY BELIEFS

Resources

7. Videos

Links to videos about concepts and strategies described in this chapter are found on this page. To learn more about the scientists and teachers featured in these videos, click here where you can read a description and/or select a link to find all video clips of them.

Scientists

Regina shares how she overcame doubts about entering the physics field that were caused by an older male professor who told her women should not do physics.

Georgia discusses the value of hard work and effort for learning math and science, noting that as a student she didn’t always realize that her effort would pay off in the end. 

Angela discusses the value of effort for her learning.

Teachers and Classrooms

Steve talks about why he uses mindset theory in his classroom and how important he believes awareness of one’s mindset to be.  

Steve and his students talk about what mindset is.

Steve’s students write and send letters to 5th graders about mindset and how the brain works.

A culture of growth and improvement together with support for trying new things is especially engaging for the girls in the vermaculture project.

Mike uses a silly song as a mnemonic strategy to help students and their parents remember different kinds of oak trees and to laugh and have fun while they are learning.