Friday, August 16, 2019

English: First, I make a plan.

This quote is inspired by a passage from Chapter 4 of Laura Ritchie's book, Fostering Self-Efficacy in Higher Education Students (2015).

Ritchie writes: "Zimmerman also differentiates naive and experienced learners, and stresses that less experienced learners tend to react to learning instead of preparing effectively through forethought. In the forethought stage, students use their existing knowledge and experience to form self-efficacy beliefs, making judgments about their capabilities for the tasks ahead."

First, I make a plan.


(image is from cheezburger)

English. Use your brain: reflect!

This is the 26th in a series of cats to illustrate Howard Gardner's theory of "multiple intelligences," which is a very important concept for growth mindset: you can grow ALL those intelligences... just use your brain! You can find out more at Wikipedia or by consulting the infographic and video at the bottom of this post. This cat is developing an intelligence in the intra-personal realm:

Use your brain: reflect!


Image is at cheezburger.


Both the infographic and video are by Marek Bennett:


Stay creative: break the rules.

Today's cat was inspired by the "Stay Creative" infographic below. The image is from cheezburger. Here are some more Stay-Creative Cats.

Stay creative: break the rules.


This great graphic is designed by Islam Abudaoud. You can see the full-size infographic here, and it's also been made into a Vimeo video!




English: I don't let the past bring me down.

This quote is inspired by a passage from Chapter 4 of Laura Ritchie's book, Fostering Self-Efficacy in Higher Education Students (2015).

Ritchie writes: "Past experiences also influence a student's beliefs when approaching new projects, with positive experiences effectively building self-efficacy beliefs and negative experiences bringing them down."

I don't let the past bring me down.

(The image is from cheezburger.)

English: Think independently.

A friend at Google+ shared this post with me, and I found it very helpful:  The cognitive biases that are killing your decisions by Jory Mackay.

From the post: "Groupthink—a phenomenon where the desire for harmony among the group causes outside opinions to be suppressed. All of a sudden, dissenting thoughts become toxic and we begin to self-censor—losing our individual creativity, uniqueness, and independent thinking."

Jim Hightower quote in the post: "The opposite of courage is not cowardice; it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow."

Don't be afraid to be different!

Think independently.


(The image is from cheezburger.)