SUCCESS Program Parent Resources

SUCCESS Monthly Meetings
October 4, 2017
Resources for Discussion on Motivation

TED Talks

Angela Duckworth, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”

“Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.”

Carol Dweck, “The Power of Believing that You Can Improve”

“Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.”

Articles that discuss basic needs that underlie motivation

Glasser’s Five Needs
Choice Theory
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs 

For Parents

The Power of Defeat: How to Raise a Kid with Grit
6 Ways for Parents to Teach Kids About Grit

In the Classroom

Self-Determination Theory, An Approach to Human Motivation and Personality
Helping Students Motivate Themselves
Increase Student Motivation with More Choices

In Life

The Paradox of Finding Motivation Through Fear
(A bit of a longer read) Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations: Classic Definitions and New Directions



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