Hello, and welcome to the mini-course!
For this course, learners will include anyone who struggles with procrastination; that can be educators or students. This course is for learners to start to overcome procrastination. Many of us battle with procrastination everyday for a variety of reasons. People are very busy, with going to school, or having a job, or perhaps maintaining their social life. Whatever the reason, people formulate excuses to procrastinate. We struggle with completing tasks for our online learning or because we haven’t graded anything in two months. Whether it is because we are dreading a task or we tell ourselves we don't have time for something and push it off. Procrastination is an enemy to everyone. So, during this course we will become superheroes and learn about our enemy, infiltrate the enemy's base (our minds), and battle against the enemy in hopes of defeating it once and for all. Borrowing the catchphrase from the Fantastic Four's The Thing, "It's clobbering time!"
- Learners will be able to articulate what procrastination is and why people procrastinate.
- Learners will be able to identify and interpret strategies that will be useful to end procrastination.
- Learners will be able to compose a plan of action and implement useful strategies that will help combat procrastination.
Unit 1: Introduction to Procrastination
- Learners will reflect on what the knowledge they already have about procrastination.
- Learners will examine the idea of procrastination.
Unit 2: You vs. Procrastination
- Leaners will be able to identify the different strategies used to combat procrastination.
- Learners will demonstrate the strategies to combat procrastination through their self-reflection.
- Learners will be able to monitor and recognize the cause of their own procrastination.
Unit 3: Clobbering Procrastination
- Learners will combine what they have learned from the previous units to construct a plan that will help themselves end procrastination.
Click any of the links above to proceed with the mini-course.
Or, start at the beginning: Unit 1: Introduction to Procrastination
Portfolio page: Stephanie Timpe's Portfolio Page
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