Tough Stuff: Songs of Motivation CD
The songs of Tough Stuff were written to help children equate effort with eventual success. Based upon research of mastery motivation, the messages built inside the songs teach that mistakes can be good because they help you learn. We know that the child with mastery motivation relishes challenges and doesn't run away from them, while others may fear failure to the extent that they avoid challenging tasks at all costs. By avoiding tasks that could possibly end in failure, children will miss out on many learning opportunities. These songs remind teachers to praise effort rather than success.