Engaging Students, Creating Learners
June 5, 2014
- College & Workforce Readiness Computers 'Read' Students' Faces to Measure EngagementNew technology has the potential to provide educators with feedback on how students are responding to instruction.Student Well-Being New Character Report Cards Rate Students on 'Grit'The KIPP charter school network and other schools are testing student report cards designed to measure key character traits.Student Well-Being Video Game 'Stealth Assessments' Gauge Social SkillsA handful of researchers across the country are perfecting video games that can unobtrusively measure noncognitive skills—like persistence and 'grit'—in students.College & Workforce Readiness Student Surveys Seen as Imperfect Engagement MeasureMore than 20 surveys purport to measure engagement in K-12 schools, but that doesn't mean they're widely used or useful.College & Workforce Readiness U.S. Graduation Rate Breaks 80 PercentBorrowing for the first time on the federal government's new method of calculating high school graduation rates, Education Week's annual Diplomas Count report notes that 81 percent of the class of 2012 graduated on time, although gaps remain among some racial and ethnic groups.Student Well-Being Students Learn to Fail—and Recover—at Calif. SchoolEducators at a Los Angeles-area high school believe teaching students to "fail productively" will equip them for success in the long run.Student Well-Being Student Motivation: Age-Old Problem Gets New AttentionAmid 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.College & Workforce Readiness Schools Prod Students Toward Diplomas With Tuition, CashWhile a growing number of districts are using financial incentives to encourage students to go to college, experts caution that money alone won’t do the trick.Student Well-Being Spurring Student Success: It's More Than AcademicsStudents have to want to come to school, work hard, and graduate. And they have to feel capable of achieving their academic goals. The trick for educators is to figure out how to make that happen.