Archive | March, 2014

Keeping Students Motivated

14 Mar

Friends. Romance. Home life. Snow days. Testing. Summer. Work. Sports. Sleep.

And we wonder why it’s so darn tough to keep kids motivated to learn. Man, this has been the hot topic in  our buildings all year since I began teaching eleven years ago. A friend just posted this great piece from the KQED blog “Mind/Shift,” and it really got me excited to start thinking again about deeper learning and learning for transfer. How do we keep kids motivated? We invite them to join conversations, and we make sure we’re all learning together. That’s my starting block anyway. Being a teacher is so exciting! Sometimes it’s easy to forget that.

Have a great Friday!