Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation

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Persistence and Motivation


The Education Week Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Learning through productive struggle
  • Cultivating a 'growth mindset' among students
  • Engaging students through collaboration and problem-solving
  • Relating course content to students' lives and future goals

You get the six articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Educators at a Los Angeles-area high school believe teaching students to "fail productively" will equip them for success in the long run.
June 5, 2014 – Education Week

Amid a nationwide push to ratchet up academics, some educators, researchers, and policymakers are renewing and reshaping efforts to engage students in learning and motivate them for success.
June 5, 2014 – Education Week

Researchers at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association shared some practical strategies for teaching students that intelligence is not immutable.
April 16, 2014 – Education Week

Elizabeth Stein examines the benefits of a growth mindset, and suggests ways teachers can encourage it in students.
September 17, 2014 – Teacher


"Great idea, but it'll never work for my students." I hear this a lot when I encourage teachers to engage students in productive struggle rather than try to prevent struggle. I thought it wouldn't work for my students either, but they proved me wrong.
February 28, 2015 - Coach G's Teaching Tips

Student Engagement 'Involves Joyous Effort'
ReLeah Lent, Barry Gilmore, Nancy Steineke, Michael Opitz, Michael Ford, and Eric Jensen all share their thoughts in the second Part of this series on student engagement.
December 9, 2014 - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo

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