If students can't do their best work unless adults hop, skip, strut, twist and shout about the test, we're doing something quite wrong in assessment, and in our messaging about education.
All Blog Posts With motivation Tag or Category
April 15, 2015
February 13, 2015
Teachers must ignite students' intrinsic motivation and sense of responsibility by having high expectations, according to a teacher from an Envisions school in Oakland, California.
December 04, 2014
A recent study found that the path students take to earning a STEM degree varies widely, and that interest in STEM can be triggered across the age spectrum.
November 04, 2014
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.
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.