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ERIC Number: EJ935750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Motivational Strategies That Work! Spring/Summer 2007
Small, Ruth V.; Kasowitz-Scheer, Abby
Educators' Spotlight Digest, v2 n2 Spr-Sum 2007
This is a collaborative column by K-12 library media specialists and academic librarians who write about the motivational strategies that have worked for them in teaching IL skills. Students who do not raise their hand to answer a question and are reluctant to learn something new often suffer from something called "fear of failure." They are so afraid of failing that they will not try. Fear of failure can prevent some students, particularly those at risk, from ever being successful learners. The authors asked some New York City school librarians to share some stories about such students and how they designed lessons with specially-selected motivational teaching strategies to help them overcome their fear of failure. The K-12 section of this column features several such stories followed by strategies suggested by these educators. This article contains the following: (1) Positive Changes for Joseph (Donna Berry); (2) From Fear to Confidence (Emily Cornell); (3) Being Sensitive to Fear of Failure (Nanette Dougherty); (4) A Top Ten List of Strategies for Addressing Fear of Failure (Contributing Writers: Elisa Cruz, Cleo Jarvis, AnnMarie Henry-Stephens and Lena Hilliard); and (5) Free Articles! (Esther Grassian).
S.O.S. for Information Literacy. Syracuse University Center for Digital Literacy, 105 Hinds Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York