Student Engagement and Motivation

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

Students in Christina Hanna and Kelly Pollack’s class spread out as they work on assignments at Chicago International Charter School West Belden. Hanna and Pollack co-teach the class of about 60 3rd and 4th graders.
—Laura McDermott for Education Week

Why Does Personalized Learning Sometimes Feel Impersonal?

Worried about students' social detachment in technology-driven, personalized learning environments, some schools are weaving social-emotional support into lessons. (November 6, 2018)

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Spotlight on Student Motivation

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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Rules for Engagement Blog

10/17 01:17 pm | Teen Suicides Rising Sharply, Federal Data Show | Suicide rates increased by 76 percent for 15- to 19-year-olds between 2007 and 2017 and nearly tripled for 10- 14-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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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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Joseph Meloche: Recognized for Leadership in Elevating Student Voice
Superintendent Joseph Meloche regularly turns to students to inform his decisionmaking in the Cherry Hill, N.J., school district. He is recognized as a 2018 Leader To Learn From.

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Move heavy thinking to the beginning of the day, make recess sacred, let higher schoolers sleep in, and mandate choir, says the best-selling author.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
The First Amendment looks different in schools. (So do the 4th, 5th, 8th, and 14th.)
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
A group of Colorado students who led a peaceful protest at their school learned a hard lesson about civics from school administrators—and it didn’t come from textbooks.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
Increased air pollution threatens students' academic success more than you might think, warns physician and former classroom teacher Kunal Sindhu.
April 18, 2019 – Education Week
The classroom of the future could bear little resemblance to the "old school" look prevalent in schools today.
April 1, 2019 – Education Week
Gifted education programs can support academically advanced students or, in some cases, hold them back. Four studies presented at the American Educational Research Association meeting show how.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
School-based health centers can powerfully expand health-care access and support academic achievement, argue John Jackson and John Schlitt.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
When instruction feels relevant to students' lives, amazing things can happen, writes veteran educator Eugene Butler Jr.
April 5, 2019 – Education Week
An activist brand of civics instruction is gaining champions and a few critics in the nation's schools.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
A new study shows rising rates of mental health incidents among teens and young adults, while rates for older generations remain stable. The findings point to possible generational causes such as technology use, a psychologist says.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week

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