chapter  6
The nature and nurture of the self-directed learner
ByAndrew Biemiller, Donald Meichenbaum
Pages 10

Seven-year-old Rita talks to herself regularly, but it’s not just chatter. Engaged in a painting project, she thinks out loud and encourages herself with such statements as, “I know what I’ll do. I’ll mix this white and the red and get pink.” When the color is still not to her liking, she tells herself, “That’s OK. I’ll just add some more white.”