Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chapter 3 Social Cognitive Theory

Here's my question for the day.... Why can students learn from modeling at school and yet not so much at home?
  For example... In high school I was on swim team. I would spend hours perfecting my strokes, increasing my times and working on my endurance. I would attend both the morning and the afternoon practices and crave the one on one attention of a specialist to encourage and correct/model the perfect stroke. Then I would go home and listen to my mom harp on me about taking a shower. Everyone in my family bathed, but at 14 I didn't feel the need to shower more than a couple of times a week. I had perfectly good modeled behavior, heck my mom even went as far to buy all of my favorite products and yet it never worked. Actually I'm not even sure when it clicked in my head that smelling good is better than smelling bad.
  So my question again. Why can students learn from modeling at school and yet not so much at home? Maybe it's just me be stubborn or smelly?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chapter 2 Premack Principle

I'm finding this part of the chapter quite interesting. When I googled Premack Principle I came up with a number of articles/websites mostly about training your dog. Then I found this one... "STOP Prograstinating! Use the Premack Principle." Ok I said time to do my homework, but first let me read this article.
   After reading the paragraph in the book and this article I can sum up his principle easily by saying, do your homework first before updating your Facebook status.
   This is an excellent method for those students that might be more challenging in your classroom. By giving them choices and puting them in a order of completion students can be successful.

Check out this website: http://gettingstronger.org/2010/12/stop-procrastinating-use-the-premack-principle/

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My first blog for EDCI 6304

Welcome to my EDCI 6304 Blog! I will be using this blog to reflect, comment, critize what I have read for the week.