Inspiring Perseverance: how can we overcome learned helplessness?
Learned helplessness can be the biggest barrier to learning for many children, and often the biggest barrier for teachers too. Learned helplessness refers to when a student believes that they can not do something, and so they stop even trying. Would you continue trying to do something if you always failed at it? How long would it take for you to give up? Once a child (or an adult), loses their self confidence, how can we help them to get it back? The very nature of learning m