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Building classroom success : eliminating academic fear and failure

Author: Andy Martin
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, ©2010.
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Examines the ways in which students respond to academic failure and provides practical strategies that educators can put in place to build classroom confidence and success. This book also examines  Read more...

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Martin, Andy, 1962-
Building classroom success.
London ; New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, ©2010
(DLC) 2009030006
(OCoLC)428895730
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Martin
ISBN: 9781441129796 1441129790
OCLC Number: 939427557
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; About the author; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Dedication; Part 1: Achievement Evolution in the Classroom; Chapter 1: Achievement in the twenty-first century; Academic fitness and academic survival; The challenges ahead; A closer look at 'achievement evolution'; Today's success is tomorrow's success; Students inherit their own success and failure; In what ways can students succeed?; POSITIVE THOUGHTS --
STUDENTS SUCCEED BY INCREASING ... ; Self-belief; Valuing school; Learning focus; POSITIVE BEHAVIOURS --
STUDENTS SUCCEED BY INCREASING ... PersistencePlanning; Task management; NEGATIVE THOUGHTS --
STUDENTS SUCCEED BY REDUCING ... ; Uncertain control; Anxiety; Failure avoidance; NEGATIVE BEHAVIOURS --
STUDENTS SUCCEED BY REDUCING ... ; Self-handicapping; Disengagement; In what ways can students 'fail'?; Conclusion; Part 2: Success in the Classroom; Chapter 2: Success seekers; Forward-looking; Pursuit of challenge; School/life balance; School as a journey, not a race; Quiet confidence and personal excellence; Achieving to please themselves, not others; Stars in their own right; Broader yields of success seeking. Long-term yields of success seekingHow do students come to be success seekers?; The barriers to success seeking; Conclusion; Part 3: Fear and Failure in the Classroom; Chapter 3: Fear, failure and self-esteem; Classroom audit; The fear and failure process; Students' responses to their fear of failure; The varieties of failure-oriented behaviours; Summary of failure-oriented strategies; Chapter 4: Self-esteem protection; What is self-esteem and why is it important?; What determines students' self-esteem and why?; A closer look at how academic achievement determines students' worth and value. Fear of failure or poor performance and failure avoidanceConclusion; Chapter 5: Self-handicapping; Types of self-handicapping; Procrastination; Choosing to perform under less than ideal conditions; The use of alcohol and other drugs to self-handicap; Letting themselves get rundown; 'Claytons' self-handicapping; Conclusion; Chapter 6: Defensive pessimism and defensive optimism; Defensive pessimism; Defensive optimism; Consequences of defensive optimism; Conclusion; Chapter 7: Disengagement and helplessness; Sliding down the fear and failure slope; Forms of disengagement and helplessness. Problem cycles leading to disengagement and helplessnessPoor fit between student and teacher, class, or school; Mental health, bullying and social isolation; Consequences of disengagement; Conclusion; Chapter 8: Overstriving and perfectionism; Ways to recognize an overstriver; Success is possible without overstriving; Causes of oversaving; Consequences of overstriving; Perfectionism; Success seeking; Conclusion; Chapter 9: Fear of success and success avoidance; Standing out from the crowd; Incurring disapproval; Pressure to do well next time; The Impostor Syndrome.
Responsibility: Andrew Martin.

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Reviewed in the School Librarian journal, vol. 53 no.3 Autumn 2010 (UK) 'Dr Martin has produced here a straightforward and manageable guide to dealing with a myriad of student issues which are all Read more...

 
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