Student Motivation & Engagement
Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to get students involved and active in learning and classroom activities.
Mathematics Opinion Math Trauma Is Real. Here's How You Can Prevent It
When people hear I teach math, they often recount the one bad classroom experience that made them “check out” of math permanently.
Student Well-Being K-12 Essentials Forum How to Motivate All Students and Keep Them Engaged
Join us for this forum highlighting strategies schools and educators are using to keep K-12 students on track academically.
School & District Management Opinion How Changing District Culture Improved Math Scores
Professional development, relevant data, tutors, and student engagement were all in play.
Student Well-Being Q&A This Teacher Shares Trauma-Informed Strategies on TikTok. Here Are Her Top Insights
Trauma-informed care starts with meeting kids' basic needs for connection, food, and motivation.
Teaching Teachers Explain Why Letting Students Redo Assignments Is Problematic
Students say the opportunity to redo assignments would motivate them to do better in school. But the practice also comes with downsides.
Student Well-Being From Our Research Center What Would Motivate Teens to Work Harder in School? The Chance to Redo Assignments
If you thought being enthusiastic and personable were the best ways to motivate teenagers, then think again.
Special Report Student Motivation & Engagement: What Works and How to Put It Into Action
Explore strategies and tactics for motivating and engaging all students to see the value of working hard in school.
College & Workforce Readiness Want to Motivate Students? Give Them a Meaningful Taste of the Working World
Work-based learning experiences can help students understand why the classes they are taking are relevant to their future success.
Teaching You Don't Need to Be the Hollywood Version of a Teacher. Here's What Motivates Students
Everyone has had a teacher who has that special something: they are entertaining and inspiring. Can those qualities be taught?
Student Well-Being How One School's Mentorship Program Paid Off Big in Academic Gains
A high school mentoring program led to a huge drop in the number of failing grades among freshmen.
Teaching 5 Ways to Inspire a Love for Learning in Students
Education researchers and classroom teachers weigh in on what works.
Student Well-Being From Our Research Center Student and Teacher Motivation, in Charts
Survey data show significant differences in student and teacher motivation.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Can School Violence Desensitize Students? An Explainer
As children witness more violence on social media and in places where they study, worship, and play, questions grow about effects on them.
Teaching 4 Steps for Building Strong Relationships With Students and Colleagues
Psychologist and author Adam Saenz outlines what it takes to make connections with students and co-workers.