A researcher who studies student motivation has developed strategies for helping students find personal relevance of classroom work. That's key to helping them stay engaged, he says.
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January 17, 2018
January 05, 2018
Arkansas middle school students persisted through months of challenges in designing a 3D-printed prosthetic foot for a duck. Researchers say a sense of purpose, like helping an animal, can help engage students in the classroom.
December 06, 2017
Philadelphia's efforts to reduce suspensions can succeed if leaders provide supports that are sensitive to the contexts of different schools, a report found.
October 24, 2017
Teachers' Lower Expectations for Black Students May Become 'Self-Fulfilling Prophecies,' Study Finds
When evaluating the same black student, white teachers were nine percentage points less likely than black teachers to expect that the student would earn a college degree, researchers say.
September 24, 2017
Comments from President Donald Trump fueled growing protests by athletes during the national anthem, and students may choose to join. Courts have held that schools cannot require students to participate in patriotic rituals. What can students learn from this moment?
August 09, 2017
Some students engage in so-called self-handicapping behaviors like procrastination in an attempt to protect themselves from the negative emotions they might feel if they fail at an academic task. How should teachers handle it?
June 30, 2017
When bullied children stay home to avoid hurtful relationships, schools lose tens of millions of dollars each year, a new study says.
June 27, 2017
It takes different strategies to get different types of students engaged in classroom work, a new report suggests. Do you agree with its conclusions?
June 23, 2017
A student journalist caught dozens of school buses on camera as they rolled through stop signs, spurring policy change. Here's what his work says about student engagement.
June 22, 2017
Some of the character traits the Golden State Warriors coach emphasizes on the court can also helps students succeed in the classroom, research shows.