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Anchoring the Learning

We all learn best when we are motivated to learn, and the intrinsic motivation of interest, pride, and “felt need” works much better than the extrinsic motivation of rewards, peer pressure, and fear! When students alternate between learning in school and learning remotely at home, how can educators ensure an “Atmosphere of Continual Motivation” to […]

Focus 2020: Systems!

This post is sixth and final in my Focus 2020 series for the new year. Here are the links if you missed the earlier posts: – Executive Function Fuels Goal Achievement – Engagement First; Achievement Will Follow – Encourage Students to “Make It” and “Solve It” – Prioritize Student Choice – Teacher as Curator I don’t […]

Focus 2020: Encourage Students to “Make It” and “Solve It”

This post is third in a series of six to get ready for the new year . . . The year 2020 reminds me of perfect vision! 2019 was a year of many initiatives, goals, and needs; it’s time to put everything in focus. Here are the links if you missed the first or second […]