17 Ideas to Help Combat Learned Helplessness

Author-consultant Sarah Tantillo identifies 17 common teaching actions that can lead to student inertia & learned helplessness and suggests better

Learned helplessness is behavior typical of a human or non-human animal that has endured repeated painful or otherwise aversive stimuli which it was unable to escape or avoid. After such experience, the organism often fails to learn escape or avoidance in new situations where such behavior would be effective. In other words, the organism learned that it is helpless in aversive situations, that it has lost control, and so it gives up trying. is the view that clinical depression and related…

Learned helplessness is behavior typical of a human or non-human animal that has endured repeated painful or otherwise aversive stimuli which it was unable to escape or avoid. After such experience, the organism often fails to learn escape or avoidance in new situations where such behavior would be effective. In other words, the organism learned that it is helpless in aversive situations, that it has lost control, and so it gives up trying. is the view that clinical depression and related…

As students progress through elementary school grades, we often see a worsening of learned helplessness. Do you have students who shut down? Could they solve a problem if they really tried, but they just won't? Are they constantly asking for help or putting forth minimal effort? Read and watch a video about why this happens, and learn how to fix it, at A Peach for the Teach.

Do you have students who shut down? Could they solve a problem if they really tried, but they just won't? Are they constantly asking for help or putting forth minimal effort? Read and watch a video about why this happens, and learn how to fix it

Students LEARN to sit back and wait for someone else to do it for them. Read how to break learned helplessness in students with disabilities.

Learned Helplessness in Students with Disabilities

Students LEARN to sit back and wait for someone else to do it for them. Read how to break learned helplessness in students with disabilities.

Learned helplessness seems to be a widespread epidemic in elementary schools these days. Here's five steps to erase learned helplessness from your students' brains.

5 Steps to Erase Learned Helplessness

5 Steps to Erase Learned Helplessness - Wise Guys: Learned helplessness seems to be a widespread epidemic in elementary schools these days. Here's five steps to erase learned helplessness from your students' brains.

Learned helplessness seems to be a widespread epidemic in elementary schools these days. Here's five steps to erase learned helplessness from your students' brains.

5 Steps to Erase Learned Helplessness

5 Steps to Erase Learned Helplessness - Wise Guys: Learned helplessness seems to be a widespread epidemic in elementary schools these days. Here's five steps to erase learned helplessness from your students' brains.

Learned Helplessness: You're Not Trapped

Learned Helplessness: You're Not Trapped

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