Part 2 of the 4-part series on Promising Principles to Enhance Learning. Review part 1: Seven Promising Principles to Enhance Learning in Your School or Classroom
Let’s start with a challenge.
Once upon a time a local merchant went to a market and purchased a wolf, a goat, and a several heads of cabbage.
What if the point of comprehension instruction isn’t really comprehension? Wait, hear us out. What if there is something more than simply working to understand a text? Like you, we spend a lot of time trying to ensure that students are able to understand what
Engaged students are motivated to be successful in their learning and in planning for their future college and career goals. Busy teachers can be challenged to fully engage each student in an academic learning environment. When considering student success indicators, engaged and motivated students have
Who owns assessment? Is it the teacher, school, district, or the test industry? If the government requires them, do they also own the measures? Something was missing from those questions and if you noted that it was “the students,” you’re right. The more schools emphasize
While we may be tempted to look at underperforming students and label them as lazy, research indicates that most students lack motivation because of three fundamental factors:
Students do not believe they can succeed even if they try.
Students do not feel they have any
My answer to teachers who ask me, “How do I motivate my students?” is simple. You can’t. Since motivation is an inherent personal choice, it is flawed logic to suppose that one individual can motivate another. We set ourselves up for failure when we attempt
Contributed by Lois Brown Easton
Imagine a classroom of students. What are students doing? During the all-class activity, a few are waving their hands to answer a question. A few students wave their hands to ask a question. Some are leaning forward. Others may be tapping
“When we start to connect [students'] efforts in school to their dreams, they excel and they achieve that academic, personal, and social success that we want all our students to have.”
—Michael J. Corso
To learn more about how students’ aspirations can drive school reform and improve