Self-efficacy is defined as how well one can execute courses of action required to deal with prospective situations. That is why I brought an engine to school. By taking it apart and learning how it works, I believe, the kids’ belief in their ability to problem-solve has increased. I don’t expect them to know how to fix engines, all I want is for them not to be afraid to TRY to fix a problem on their own.
I’d love to hear from you your thoughts about what would you like your kids to gain out of these workshops.
This was our last session for this round. We finished the workbook. You may have seen it already, the goal of the book was to make them think about how to achieve a goal:
Decide what it is that you want
Make sure you know WHY you want it
Figure out the timeline you want
Figure out the challenges that are on the way
Plan how to deal with the challenges
Create a plan with checkpoints
At the end of the timeline, check-in to see if you did it.
Some kids took advantage of the book and really thought it trough, some didn’t. Which is fine, when they will be ready they will have that as a tool in the back of their mind (I hope).
Thank you for sending them and for giving me the opportunity to make a difference in their lives.
This week was about making a plan. You can’t reach your goal without a clear plan. We started with untying a knotted rope altogether. The first round they didn’t plan right so it didn’t work, the second round was much better! Then we learned about maps, contour lines and how to plan a route.
A GOAL WITHOUT A PLAN IS JUST A WISH
This week we talked about failure and when things are not fair. They had a few competitions and in each round randomly a few got an advantage or disadvantage, that prompt the conversation about what is fair. If you are short and there is a jumping competition and you lose, is it fair?
Then they filled up their workbook and wrote goals for the day/week/month/year/lifetime.
Ask your kids about it I wonder what their answer will be now