Spotlight on Student Motivation

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Student Motivation

The Education Week Spotlight on Student Motivation is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors on:

  • The links between work students find meaningful and their levels of motivation in the classroom
  • How peer success helps ELLs stay engaged
  • Research on leveraging monetary incentives to motivate students to excel in the classroom
  • How gamification may keep students motivated

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Educators and researchers see strong links between classroom work that students find meaningful and their levels of engagement and motivation.
January 17, 2018 – Education Week

Seeing peers with similar backgrounds succeed helps ELLs stay connected and motivated, educators and researchers say.
October 18, 2017 – Education Week

With at least a decade of research on incentives in K-12 schools, here's what’s been learned about using cash and other rewards and how schools deploy these ideas now.
October 17, 2017 – Education Week

What can you learn when students give up on the test? A new measure offers clues.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week

Ben Owens’ high school embraces the philosophy of "100-percent engagement, 100 percent of the time." He shares insights on building a student-centered, teacher-powered school culture.
January 24, 2017 – Teacher

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