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How to give self-efficacy boosting feedback

In this 90-minute virtual workshop recording, I introduce the natural learning process, self-efficacy, and present a reflection tool for planning and improving feedback that cultivates confidence in others. Be sure to download the handout at the end of this post. 

Motivation is the first step in learning. Self-efficacy is the root of motivation. Sticky feedback cultivates self-efficacy.

Feedback and support from others are sources of our self-efficacy — our belief in ourselves to accomplish a task. Using a simple formula, we can adjust our feedback to be a super-booster for self-efficacy, motivation, and belonging. In this recorded workshop, participants will learn how to encourage others more effectively to reach their goals.


Participants will be able to provide self-efficacy-boosting feedback.

Guiding Questions

  • What are the sources of motivation? 
  • How does motivation affect learning? 
  • How do you give feedback that boosts motivation?

About the Recording

This workshop was for faculty at Kishwaukee College, presented virtually on December 3, 2021. The session was two hours long, however, the recording has been edited to trim out lulls and breaks.

To make virtual sessions interactive and engaging, we employ multiple teaching techniques. With years of experience doing so, we’ve honed strategies for helping participants understand tasks and model in various ways how to navigate the technologies before moving into breakout groups. We monitor breakout room progress. 

You can download a sample handout at the end of this post. 

What is Sticky Feedback?

Sticky feedback is encouragement and feedback that STICKS WITH YOU and helps boost your motivation and self-efficacy to continue.

There is a simple formula for Sticky Feedback: Sticky Feedback = Mastery Experience + Social Persuasion + Acknowledgement of Effort.

Request this workshop

Are you interested in this workshop for your team? We can do it in-person or virtually for up to a full-day workshop, extending on each topic and increasing engagement through breakout groups. 

Download a sample handout as a printable PDF and digital worksheet.

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Meagan Pollock, PhD

Dr. Meagan Pollock envisions a world where personal and social circumstances are not obstacles to achieving potential, and where kindness, inclusivity, and conservation prevail.

An international speaker, teacher, engineer, and equity leader, her mission is to provide services, tools, and resources that inspire awareness and initiate action.

As an engineer turned educator, Meagan Pollock is focused on engineering equity into education and the workforce.

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