Self-efficacy, or the feeling of competence that you have the skills and ability to accomplish a task, is a critical element behind developing intrinsic motivation (see Creating the Conditions for Student Motivation).

One of the ways to help our students develop this kind of self-efficacy in academic endeavors is to help them become knowledgeable about learning strategies and skills that they can use, particularly when they come up against a concept, word, or problem that they might be having trouble understanding.

I thought I’d bring together a few related resources and please contribute additional ones in the comments section:

Metacognition, Learning Strategies And Student Autonomy is the title of one of my Teaching English – British Council posts.

The Best Posts On Metacognition

Steve Smith has written a series of posts about learning strategies in learning a new language. Here are Parts One, Two, Threeand Five.

Learning Strategies, Not Learning Styles is from Peter DeWitt.

Teaching learning strategies to ELLs: What, why, when, how is an excellent article from Multi Briefs.

The Best Resources On The Value Of Positive “Self-Talk”

The Best Resources On Student Agency & How To Encourage It

Defining and Organizing Language Learning Strategies is a piece that I reprinted, with permission, in my first book on teaching ELLs.

Hattie’s Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order is from TeachThought.

Do Students Know Enough Smart Learning Strategies? is an important post at MindShift that describes a recent Australian study.

The Best Resources On “Close Reading”

Monster Study On Learning Strategies Released

Useful Student Self-Survey On Learning Strategies

5 Indispensable Ways to Deepen Student Comprehension is from Edutopia.