I set myself a target of 3 months, broken down into targets for each chapter. This would give me about 3 months in reserve before the final absolute deadline.
This article does school children an enormous disservice. It is totality incorrect. The underlying science shows that novel rewards have a trivial distracting effect that wears off and then motivates learning. The Deci-Ryan model of self determination is invalid. It is left wing ideology disguised as psuedoscience. Dan Pink raked in millions from his book advising people not to do things for money. These authors are not current with the science. See reiss v pink debate on NPR. link at http://
The following video is an animation of Albert Bandura giving a lesson in social cognitive theories, particularly self-efficacy. Throughout this video he discusses the definition of self-efficacy and why it is important. This video provides an educational and entertaining way to learn about self-efficacy from Albert Bandura himself:
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