Oct. 10 Glenbard parenting programs to explore teens' motivation & moods
Sep 26, 2016 5:08 PM - The Glenbard Parent Series will host two presentations at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct.10, at Glenbard South High School as part of a special Columbus Day Parent University event. Has your student ever asked "Why do I need to learn this?" In this GPS session, Motivating Teens, experimental developmental psychologist David Yaeger will focus on students' beliefs about their academic abilities and learning potential. How do their beliefs affect their learning, and what are the key strategies to help them persevere in the face of challenges? When students learn that their academic ability is not a fixed trait, but instead is like a muscle that can grow, they do better in school. Yaeger's research tests the effects of psychological interventions on teens' developmental outcomes, such as academic achievement, grit, self-control and bullying. Yaeger is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. His presentation will be held in the auditorium at Glenbard South, 23W200 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn.