Self-Regulated Learning

Practical Interventions for Struggling Teens
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9780878226313
Item Number: 5354


This valuable resource offers a research-based approach for helping youth in grades 6-12 develop academic self-regulation skills—highlighting the relationship among choice, willpower, and effort.

Over 70 interventions are provided to enhance students’ self-control and self-discipline. The interventions are appropriate for use with individual students and are readily adaptable for small-group, classroom, and counseling settings.

Interventions address the following three skill areas:

  • Planning Skills—Setting academic goals that are relevant, valuable, interesting, and achievable.
  • Problem Solving Skills—Using strategies to attain goals, overcome problems, make adjustments, and get help when necessary.
  • Self-Evaluation Skills—Comparing results of efforts with intentions and attaching meaning to outcomes.

While reproducibles are now available as a download, an accompanying CD with all the reproducible questionnaires, checklists, and program forms may be included with the book.

Chapter 1: Components of Academic Self-Regulation


  • Assessment of Academic Self-Regulation Skills
  • Comparison and Self-Assessment
  • Understanding Self-Regulated Learning
  • Understanding Self-Regulated Tasks

Chapter 2 Choice and Self-Determination


  • Increasing Awareness of the Role of Choice (Part 1)
  • Increasing Awareness of the Role of Choice (Part 1)
  • Assessing Awareness of Choice
  • Understanding Goals and Performance Standards
  • Highlighting the Relationship Among Choice, Willpower, and Effort
  • Monitoring Willpower
  • Explaining the Value of a Decision Balance Scale
  • Assessing Stage of Readiness for Change
  • Choosing Interventions Based on Stage of Change

Chapter 3 Understanding and Setting Goals


  • Identifying Key Elements of Intentions and Goals
  • Understanding the Nature of a Goal
  • Distinguishing and Identifying Goal Types
  • Setting an Academic Goal
  • Maintaining Motivation

Chapter 4 Factors Influencing Goals


  • Clarifying Expectations About Academic Success
  • Understanding How Value Is Attached to a Task
  • Clarifying How Expectations and Value Affect Self-Regulation
  • Attaching Value to a Task (Part 1)
  • Attaching Value to a Task (Part 2)
  • Increasing Interest in a Task

Chapter 5 Planning, Effective Strategies, and Help Seeking


  • Increasing Awareness of Planning and Choosing Strategies
  • Increasing Awareness of Forethought and Evaluation in Selecting Strategies
  • Enhancing the Link Among Goals, Strategies, and Self-Reflection
  • Facilitating the Use of Adaptive Help Seeking

Chapter 6 Self-Concept and Sense of Efficacy


  • Explaining the Key Elements of Academic Self-Concept
  • Clarifying the Nature of Academic Self-Representations
  • Demonstrating the Relationship Between Self-Attributions and Academic Self-Concept
  • Being Aware of Feedback and How It Affects Self-Attributions and Effort
  • Facilitating an Incremental View of Intelligence
  • Understanding How Academic Self-Concept Affects Expectations, Interest, and Effort
  • Being Aware of Avoidance and Self-Handicapping

Chapter 7 Self-Guides and the Possible Self


  • Clarifying the Nature of a Self-Guide
  • Creating a Self-Guide
  • Clarifying the Meaning of a Possible Self
  • Creating a Possible Self (Part 1)
  • Creating a Possible Self (Part 2)

Chapter 8 Self-Monitoring


  • Highlighting the Nature of Self-Awareness and Self-Observation (Part 1)
  • Highlighting the Nature of Self-Awareness and Self-Observation (Part 2)
  • Illustrating the Importance of Preplanning in Directing Attention to Goals and Standards
  • Recognizing the Importance of Concrete Markers in Self-Observation
  • Finding Ways to Maintain Self-Monitoring
  • Improving the Ability to Pay Attention
  • Demonstrating How to Manage Attention Better
  • Using Meditation to Help Focus Attention
  • Highlighting the Value of Self-Talk

Chapter 9 The Role of Mood


  • Assessing Mood
  • Staying Positive
  • Disengaging from Negative Thoughts
  • Challenging Feelings of Helplessness
  • Overcoming Feelings of Not Being Liked
  • Coping with Feelings of Being Teased or Left Out

Chapter 10 Controlling Anxiety


  • Being Aware of Anxiety When Doing Schoolwork
  • Understanding the Effects of Anxiety
  • Strategies for Coping with Anxiety
  • Using Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Anxiety
  • Using Meditation to Manage Attention When Anxious
  • Using Problem-Solving Techniques to Reduce Anxiety
  • Identifying and Challenging Avoidance
  • Dealing with Procrastination
  • Challenging Excessive Perfectionism

Chapter 11 The Social and Physical Context


  • Assessing the Caregiving Context
  • Improving the Level of Caring and Acceptance by Caregivers
  • Getting Support from a Helpful Adult
  • Using a “Looking Glass”
  • Assessing Peer Standards
  • Getting Support from Friends
  • Using Schedules and To-Do Lists
  • Assessing the Use of Routines
  • Preventing Tasks from Becoming Boring

Chapter 12 Review and Key Ideas Challenge


  • Key Ideas Associated with Self-Regulation
  • Postintervention Assessment

Appendix A: Academic Self-Regulation Checklist

Appendix B: John’s Story: Key Ideas Associated with Self-Regulation (Answers)


  1. Comparison and Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  2. Are You a Self-Regulated Learner?
  3. How Much Choice Do I Have?
  4. Goals and Performance Standards
  5. Willpower Barometer
  6. Decision Balance Scale
  7. Stages of Readiness for Academic Self-Regulation
  8. Key Elements of Intentions and Goals
  9. Goal Planning Questionnaire
  10. Goal Achievement Questionnaire
  11. Expectations and Actions
  12. Expectations and Value Questionnaire
  13. Academic Self-Representations
  14. Behavior Recording Sheet
  15. Managing Attention Questionnaire
  16. Helpful Self-Talk
  17. Assessing Mood Questionnaire
  18. Assessing Feelings of Not Being Liked
  19. Schoolwork Anxiety Questionnaire
  20. My Anxiety Signals
  21. Identifying and Challenging Avoidance
  22. Assessing the Caregiving Context
  23. Assessing Peer Standards
  24. Assessing the Use of Routines

Reproducible forms and handouts may be found on our downloads page.

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