Today's curriculum, although rich in details, is really EXTREMELY NARROW in terms of the of the necessary skills for effective thinking, effective action, effective relating and effective accomplishment that we teach our kids systematically. We CAN teach these needed skills, but we must lose the details (and not the core) of what we now teach to do so.
All Blog Posts With motivation Tag or Category
November 04, 2014
October 31, 2014
The human teacher's role in an age of technology is NOT to teach content — something that technology can now do well — but, rather, to do what technology CAN'T do well (or at all) — i.e. provide respect, empathy, acceleration and motivation to students, while encouraging each student's individual passion.
June 30, 2014
Providing students with opportunities to complete real-world projects engages and motivates them and helps them succeed after high school.
June 27, 2014
A new research review finds potential benefits for students working with peers in tough classes.
May 05, 2014
Should you recruit and retain staff or attract and engage them? Is this just a shift in semantics or an important change for 2014 and beyond?
April 22, 2014
Teachers are looking for ways to develop students' academic mindsets. There are ways teachers can help.
April 06, 2014
At a packed session of the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, presenters offered simple and practical research-based methods of increasing student achievement by increasing motivation.
March 25, 2014
Teachers who reward preschoolers with stickers might instead offer students the opportunity to learn something meaningful, a new study says.
November 20, 2013
In this guest post, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center Executive Director Kimberlee Kiehl wonders if our historic fixation on getting kids to fit in is getting in the way of creating communities to which they feel they belong, and suggests a few ways we might need to change our practices as a result.
August 19, 2013
Middle-class students are more likely than working-class peers to push repeatedly for teacher help, even when they get into trouble for it, a new study finds.