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Street Smart Psychology: How to Hit Your Targets (and What to Do When You Miss)

This lesson teaches your student the optimal ways to pursue and achieve goals while managing and leveraging failures or setbacks.
Kori Miller, MA - Educational Psychology
1 total review for this teacher
New class
50 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Aug 17

Meet once (1 day)
6:30pm - 7:20pm

Wed Aug 24

Meet once (1 day)
6:30pm - 7:20pm

Wed Aug 31

Meet once (1 day)
6:30pm - 7:20pm
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
1. Students will explain the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and why it's important to goal pursuit/achievement.
2. Students will distinguish between peripersonal and extrapersonal space and how these ideas relate to goal achievement.
3. Students will discuss research related to visualization, delayed discounting, and failure.
4. Students will give examples of failures they've observed and what they learned from them.
5. Students will identify one goal they'd like to pursue.

My studies include a master's degree in Educational Psychology from Ball State University; a graduate certificate in Positive Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia; a bachelor's degree in Psychology; and, I'm a certified life coach. During graduate school, I completed 8-week courses in MBSR training through Palouse Mindfulness and the Science of Happiness offered by UC Berkeley — once as an online TA. I teach pre-k through 12th grade in three school districts as a substitute teacher. In this capacity, I've worked with children who have educational and behavioral challenges such as ADHD, ADD, ODD, test anxiety, and trouble reading. I've worked in basic skills and resource classrooms either as the lead teacher or a para-educator. As a freelance writer and editor, I explore the intersection of positive, neuro, and behavioral psychology. My work is available to read through several sources:, Thrive Global, Ardent Path Journal, The Ascent, Better Humans, Publishous, The Startup,  The Writing Cooperative, The Post-Grad Survival Guide, and Fine Lines Literary Journal. I'm a member of Sisters in Crime (SinC), Crime Writers of Color, Guppies, and ACES: The Society for Editing.
Students are welcome to check in with me weekly and receive feedback about the goal they're pursuing. This is optional and free. 
You are welcome to take notes.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There are no assessments.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The material is age appropriate.


Kori Miller, MA - Educational Psychology
Lives in the United States
Habit Aficionado & Coach Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential Every Day
1 total review
13 completed classes

About Me

I teach a variety of series on Outschool: Storyteller Squad, Kori's Clubhouse Summer Reading, and Street Smart Psychology. 

The Storyteller Squad teaches learners how to increase their writing output, use prompts, indie publish on various... 
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