Student Engagement and Motivation

The latest news about student engagement and motivation, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Matthew Cook, left, Darshan Patel, and Abby Simmons, all 8th graders in Armorel, Ark., display their different model attempts with a 3D printer to create a prosthetic leg for a one-legged duck.
—Photos courtesy of Armorel High School EAST

Students Thrive When They See Purpose in Their Learning

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

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In this Spotlight, discover the links between work students find meaningful and their levels of motivation in the classroom, and see what teachers can learn from disengagement on tests.

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12/10 02:26 pm | Sandy Hook Promise Releases Chilling Warning About School Violence | Sandy Hook Promise's video details warning signs that a student may act violently. It comes the week of the sixth anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

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Letting Students Take Ownership of Their Assessments
Student-led assessments allow students to demonstrate their learning in a meaningful, active way. This discussion focuses on best practices and challenges of helping students demonstrate skills through topics of their choice.

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Nurturing Students’ Climb to Success: Why Engagement and Motivation Matter
Cultivating the conditions and relationships that allow all students to thrive requires hard, deliberate work. Schools are trying a range of strategies to get students vested in their learning.

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A focus on scholastic skills should distract from the most fundamental literacy of all: human literacy, writes Thomas R. Hoerr.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
Once isolated, parents are using social media and the internet to find information and communities to assure their children get the services they need.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
Jack Bradley spends half his school day in a resource room and the other half in AP classes. He says the system often fumbles in dealing with "twice exceptional" students like him.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
Is the current political climate rekindling interest in teaching about the U.S. Constitution? That's what some civics teachers, law experts, and leaders of national groups are saying.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
In an age of political divisiveness, teachers are finding new ways to teach students how to have calm, reasoned discussions about hot-button issues.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
The Parkland students who created an international movement to raise awareness for gun violence after a deadly school shooting were awarded the International Children's Peace Prize on Tuesday.
November 20, 2018 – AP
In the mountains of Virginia and Kentucky, gifted educators use local lessons to help bright students feel rooted and engaged.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Some school leaders are using their leverage to confront students' hazing, drinking, and sexual violence. It's a difficult job.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens should be the cybersecurity workers of tomorrow. Instead, they’re at the center of a possible criminal investigation.
November 13, 2018 – Education Week
Worried about students' social detachment in technology-driven, personalized learning environments, some schools are weaving social-emotional support into lessons.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week

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