#15: Learned Helplessness
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In this episode, we discuss learned helplessness and its impact on learning. We also address strategies that can help students move through learned helplessness and embrace learning.

  • Learned helplessness happens when people or animals become conditioned to believe that a bad situation is unchangeable or inescapable.
  • Learned helplessness occurs when an individual continuously faces a negative, uncontrollable situation and stops trying to change their circumstances, even when they have the ability to do so.

We covered the following topics:

  • What is learned helplessness
  • Seligman's Theory and Depression
  • Faking It - A Look into the Mind of a Creative Learner:
  • The power of the word “yet”
  • Technology dependency
  • How we should choose our words
  • Recognizing effort
  • Having Brain Breaks


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