Here’s an organization that readers of this blog might feel is worth checking out called the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations. Founded and run by Russell J. Quaglia, the independent nonprofit organization has developed eight conditions necessary to increase student aspirations and motivation. They are as follows: belonging, heroes, a sense of accomplishment, fun and excitement, curiosity and creativity, a spirit of adventure, leadership and responsibility, and confidence to take action.
There’s also a page on their Web site that has links to speech transcripts and reports for people interested in improving student motivation.
There’s a lot of information about student motivation on the site, and I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on this organization.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.