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Speak Up

I wanted to give the loyal readers of this fledgling blog a heads up that Education Week is holding a chat next week that will be particularly interesting for those of us who care deeply about matters related to student motivation.

The chat, to be held on edweek.org on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern time, will tackle the question: Are today's students overburdened with academic demands or not being pushed hard enough in school? This will spark the kind of discussion that gets at the heart of issues about student motivation.

This chat grows off a story recently published in the Sept. 13, 2006 issue of Education Week titled "Student Pressure Subject of Debate."

I would highly encourage you to SPEAK UP on this topic by submitting a question or comment. You can submit questions or comments in advance of the discussion on our chat page.

Following the chat, I will post my own thoughts here about what might be learned from the discussion.

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