Keynote 7: The Gift of Failure

Teaching for Autonomy, Competence and Connection
23 Sep 2017
11:20 - 12:00
Palmerston Room

Keynote 7: The Gift of Failure

The Gift of Failure: Teaching for Autonomy, Competence and Connection

What’s the best way to motivate students to own their education, learn deeply and durably, and develop resilience? Research has shown that the key to all these things is intrinsic motivation, or motivation that comes from within. Jessica Lahey summarizes the current research on autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching, competence, rewards, praise, and failure. Finally, she explains how parents and educators can give students the support and encouragement they need in order to stay motivated over the long term.