How to Take Control and Learn Math • how to develop an internal locus of control • how to avoid learned helplessness • how to overcome procrastination by defeating the fear of failure, the fear of success, and rebellion against authority • how to improve your self-esteem
How to Take Control and Learn Math • Internal Locus of Control • Define • Develop Short- and Long-Term Goals • Learned Helplessness • Procrastination • Fear of Failure • Fear of Success • Rebellion
How to Take Control and Learn Math • Self-Esteem 1. When I do well at something, I am going to congratulate myself. 2. I am going to stop procrastinating and blaming others for my problems 3. When I fail at something, I am not going to blame myself but find out how to be more successful the next time. 4. I will not worry about what others think of me. 5. I will do something I like to do, at least one day per week.
6. I will keep a “To Do” list, and I will feel good about myself when marking off each completed item. How to Take Control and Learn Math 7. I will set up short-term and long-term personal/educational goals. 8. I will like myself and have courage to take risks to change. 9. I will ask for help without feeling guilty. 10. I will put five positive statements about myself on a 3 x 5 card, and will read them to myself when I feel bad.