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Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8: Teaching Kids to Succeed / Edition 1

Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8: Teaching Kids to Succeed / Edition 1

by Debbie Thompson Silver


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412998772
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/22/2012
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 495,372
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Learn more about Debbie Silver's PD offerings

Debbie Silver is truly a “teacher’s teacher!” She is a former science teacher and an award-winning educator with 30 years experience as a classroom teacher, staff development instructor, and university professor. Her numerous recognitions include being named the 1990 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year and the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University. Along the way she has taught almost every grade level and most every kind of student.

Debbie is one of the most popular keynoters and professional development presenters in the United States. Audiences everywhere respond to her use of humor and sensitivity to remind them of how important teachers are in the lives of children. Her insights into student and teacher behavior are extraordinary. Through research-based theory, poignant stories, and hilarious characterizations she connects with the souls of all who are involved in education.

Dr. Silver has been an invited author for several educational journals and has given keynotes at state, national, and international conferences in 49 states, throughout Canada, Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, and Asia.

Debbie is the author of the bestselling book, Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers: Finding the Rhythm for Differentiated Learning. She is a co-author of Because You Teach and Middle School Matters. Songs she co-wrote with Monte Selby are featured on his latest cds. She and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Silver, have five grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren (so far). They live with two dogs in Melissa, Texas.

Debbie can be reached through her website:

Table of Contents

Foreword by Carol Ann Tomlinson
About the Author
1. Self-Motivation - What Is It, and How Do We Use It to Empower Children?
Albert Bandura and Self-Efficacy
Motivation or Self-Motivation?
Try This
TUH-tuh-tuh-DAH! for Kids
Amy Chua, Author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Adults Need to Work in Tandem With Children's Motivation
Entitlement or Empowerment?
Sample Adult Statements
2. Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)
Mastery Learning Experience
Lev Vygotsky and "Zone of Proximal Development "
3. Self-Regulation, Deliberate Practice, and Failure
Instant Gratification and Its Implications
Adults Modeling Self-Regulation
Ericsson's Deliberate Practice
Expertise and the Ten-Year Rule
Failure? There's an "App" for That
My Skating Rink Story
Helping Kids Deal With Failure
Adults Modeling Recovery Practices
4. Attribution Theory - Why Did I Succeed (or not)?
More on A Simplified Version of Attribution Theory
Learned Helplessness
Effective Feedback
The Littering Experiment
Rosenthal's Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
5. Mindset - The Key to Self-Motivation
Fixed Mindset/Growth Mindset
Taking the Joy From the Artist
Gifted Kids and Coping With Failure
Fostering a Growth Mindset in Children
Feedback That Changes Perspectives
6. What Do I Get for Doing It? (Examining Rewards)
My Parents and Rewards
My Love Affair With Rewards
My Aha Moment With Rewards
My Reward Fiasco
Varying Degrees of Rewards
Paul Chance, The Voice of Reason
Praise As a Reward
No More Stars, Stickers, or Trophies? Really?
Motivating Kids to Do Unexciting Tasks
Rewards as Affirmations
7. Autonomy, Time, and Flow
Optimal Learning Environment and Flow
8. Helping Students Stay Motivated as They Get Older
Helping Older Children Cope With Failure
9. Inspiring Young Children
Wiped Out
Be Careful About Indirect Communication
Helping Kids Who Are Afraid
10. FAQs About Teaching Students to Be Successful
The Story of a Phoenix
Discussion Guide

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