Empowering Teachers to Enhance Adolescents' Motivation for Science



6. 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.


Dionne talks about how her teachers' belief in her boosted her confidence and made her recognize her competence as a female scientist

Dionne shares how her mother's support kept her going and made her a confident scientist

Sheri talks about how positive teacher-student relationships made her want to work hard and how extra support from teachers can be crucial to student success

Angela talks about how she learned goal setting and the value of hard work from her most influential role models – her parents.

Teachers and Classrooms

Students talk about how their teacher, Deb, provides them with the tools they need to be successful.

Ray provides reassurance, feedback, and instrumental support to promote deeper learning during inquiry projects.

Ray talks about how he promotes student success by assessing student progress and providing help and feedback when and where students need it using technology.

Matt sets students up for success by offering feedback and extra support as needed.

Matt shows his students that even difficult goals can be reached.

Success Resources

1. Attributions

2. Goal Setting

3. Self-monitoring

4. Science Study Resources

5. Parental Involvement

6. Videos about Success