Has your student ever asked “Why do I need to learn this?” In this GPS session entitled Motivating Teens, experimental developmental psychologist David Yeager will focus on students’ beliefs about their academic abilities and learning potential. How do their beliefs affect their learning and what are the key strategies to best help them persevere in the face of challenges. Collaborating with his Stanford mentor (former GPS speaker) Carol Dweck, when students learn that their academic ability is not a fixed trait, like eye color, but instead is like a muscle that can grow and develop with hard work, they do better in school. Yeager’s award winning research has investigated academic under-performance, grit, motivation, healthy eating and bullying.
David Yeager PhD is a highly regarded professor in the department of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and a graduate of Stanford and the University of Notre Dame. He recently led a significant national summit on mindset interventions on adolescent behavior at the White House. This presentation will take place in the South auditorium.
Pre -Meeting 6:30pm Columbus Day Holiday Dinner
In Glenbard South Auditorium