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Proficiency Now! A Rallying Cry for Black Folks in the 21st Century
Dr. Jeff Howard's essay from State of the Race addresses the desperate need for a "Third Movement" - the mission of proficiency for all children. "Proficiency Now!" also offers a method, The Self-Directed Improvement System™, to help communities mobilize around this mission.
Jeff Howard's dissertation for the Harvard University School of Social and Public Psychology outlines the effects of group expectancy on individual performance behavior, affect, and cognitions.
How young is too young to teach Efficacy to children? Dr. Melvin Chapman believes that, "If you are going to assist children at risk, you need to teach them Efficacy at a young age."
I was in New York recently to teach Efficacy techniques for managing resistance to leaders, when a woman in the group received an angry text message