It seems so basic doesn’t it?
If you think you can do something,
then you can
(or you will learn how).
If you think you can’t do something,
then you can’t
(and will not attempt to learn how).
But your or a child’s self-efficacy has a huge impact of whether or not “you think you can”.
This course outlines what builds self-efficacy and what practical steps you can take, both at home and at school, to improve children’s self-efficacy.
Brooke is President of the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children, a New Zealand Representative on the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children and a MOE Accredited consultant. She has taught early childhood through to university level, been a GaTE Coordinator and was assistant director of an English Language School in Taiwan. Brooke was project leader of the Te Toi Tupu contract, helping schools develop robust, transparent and cohesive approaches to gifted education. Brooke’s specialisations include giftedness, inclusive education, relationship-based learning/cultural responsiveness, coaching/change management, thinking skills, digital fluency, innovative learning and collaborative practice. In 2018, Brooke is on the Reference Group for the Ministerial Review of Curriculum, Progress and Achievement (Year 1-10).