Improving Self-Efficacy and Motivation: What to Do, What to Say
Howard Margolis, Patrick McCabe March 2006 Intervention in School and Clinic v 41 issue 4, p 218-227
This article suggests practical solutions to improve the motivation of struggling learners. Specifically, the authors present strategies such as using peers as role models, teaching specific learning strategies, presenting the students with options and choices, communicating recent success, and more. These tactics can strengthen struggling learners' beliefs in their academic abilities and increase their willingness to engage in academic tasks.