Student Motivation & Engagement

Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to get students involved and active in learning and classroom activities.
Teaching Live Online Discussion How to Develop Powerful Project-Based Learning
How do you prepare students to be engaged, active, and empowered young adults? Creating a classroom atmosphere that encourages students to pursue critical inquiry and the many skills it requires demands artful planning on the
June 24, 2021
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Embracing Student Engagement: The Pathway to Post-Pandemic Learning
As schools emerge from remote learning, educators are understandably worried about content and skills that students would otherwise have learned under normal circumstances. This raises the very real possibility that children will face endless hours
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Student Well-Being Opinion A Writing Exercise That Helps Students Build Resilience
When kids write about their successes, they also think about all they had to overcome—which helps both confidence and capability.
Brady K. Jones, June 9, 2021
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My Math Academy Significantly Accelerates Early Elementary Children’s Math Skills and Fosters Greater Engagement in Math
Explore recent data on how this effective, engaging and empowering tool builds math mastery in the classroom for PreK – Grade 2 Learners.
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Teaching Opinion Why Students Don’t Learn From Failure
When kids fail, they tune out, so they don’t learn from the experience. Here’s where to find the real teachable moments.
Lauren Eskreis-Winkler, June 2, 2021
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How One School Achieved Record-Setting Engagement During a Pandemic
When the pandemic hit, Erin Fauteux, the principal of READS Academy, a school for students with high social-emotional needs, knew she needed a way to keep students motivated and engaged. To tackle this challenge, she
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Mashea Ashton, principal and founder of Digital Pioneers Academy, drops in to different Zoom classes to see how students and teachers are doing.
Mashea Ashton, the principal and founder of Digital Pioneers Academy, drops in on a Zoom class. New research shows ways teachers can build better bonds with students online.
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Student Well-Being What the Research Says Getting Face Time With Students May Be More Important Than You Think
There's a good reason for teachers and students to keep their cameras on in class, a new neuroscience study suggests.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 28, 2021
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Rebound: Rebuilding Agency, Accelerating Learning Recovery, Rethinking Schools
Fifteen months since the pandemic tested and tested again our school systems, we now face the biggest test of all: Where to next? Is it enough to rush back to the “old normal” without benefiting
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Student Well-Being Opinion How to Increase Curiosity—and Happiness to Boot
Research suggests that consistent curiosity goes hand in hand with higher ratings of life satisfaction. Here’s one way to encourage it.
Angela Duckworth, May 26, 2021
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The Road to Recovery: Removing the Blocks to Student Engagement
Let’s identify the rocks on the road for all students and understand what it takes to remove them.
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Student Well-Being Opinion How to Help Students Stop Procrastinating
Want kids to look forward to studying? Teach them how to link something enjoyable with it.
Katy Milkman, May 19, 2021
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Student Well-Being Opinion The One Thing Teachers Do That Hurts Student Motivation
When adults take over on a challenging task, kids are more likely to quit sooner on the next one. Here’s what to do instead.
Julia Leonard, May 5, 2021
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Rising to the Engagement Challenge: Inspiring Reading Strategies to Offset Learning Loss
As the access and equity divide in reading continues to grow, it is critical that we provide students with an antidote for online learning burnout. Our current circumstances have had an impact on students’ learning
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