“You don’t belong here.”

Two nearly identical and maddening workplace stories of gender discrimination, 66 years apart, and what we can do to change the narrative.​

Confidence or Self-efficacy?

Confidence is an informal, popularized term to describe the intersection of self-efficacy, self-esteem, self-concept, and identity — all key constructs that affect our motivation, performance, and persistence.

Mindset Resources

Growth Mindset remains one of my most favorite things to teach because with small modifications we can see big changes in ourselves and those around us. This page is a collection of helpful mindset resources for educators.

New! Free posters for Nontraditional CTE Careers

Free Nontraditional Careers Posters

For a limited time, you can instantly access the complete set of 11 posters without charge. Simple in design, yet colorful and eye-catching, these posters challenge gender norms for nontraditional careers.

“Sticky” Feedback to Boost Self-efficacy and Motivation

Sticky Feedback Copyright Meagan Pollock

Feedback and support from others is a source of our self-efficacy — the belief we have in ourselves to accomplish a task. Using a simple formula, we can adjust our feedback to be a super-booster for self-efficacy in others, through what I call, “Sticky Feedback.” Check out this video to learn how you can better encourage others to reach their goals.

Obituary: Mr. Nerd Geek Stereotype​

Obituary: Mr. Nerd Geek Stereotype

Mr. Nerd Geek Stereotype, was reported missing and presumed dead on January 1, 2019. Multiple conflicting reports confuse investigators of his last whereabouts. Accounts vary, but one thing is certain: Mr. Nerd Geek Stereotype should not be missed.

The Tortoise and the Rat

The Tortoise and the Rat: Sure, you were expecting the tortoise and the hare, right? Well, here are my reflections on the rat race after meeting a giant “tortoise.”