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2. Teachers can encourage students to properly advocate for their own learning by helping them realize their strengths and weaknesses and their past successes and failures. Students will be happy when they succeed and sad when they fail, so the teachers need to learn these past situations to help them better in the classroom (Ormrod & Jones, 2018). Also, by identifying the student’s strengths and weaknesses you can help see what the student needs to work on or concepts that they are already exceeding in. Both ideas help them advocate for their own learning because when the teacher knows these things, they can motivate them into the right direction. Teachers showing even a little direction or motivation towards the students can ignite something in them to want to succeed for not only themselves, but for the rest of the people in their lives.
Ormrod, J. E., & Jones, B. D. (2018). Essentials of Educational Psychology: Big Ideas to Guide Effective Teaching. (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.