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Tag Archives: Engagement and motivation
A recent study by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) argues that teachers should consider giving all students an ‘A’ grade at the start of the year on the basis that there is a … Continue reading
Having found a helpful BPS blog, I thought I’d see what the APA (the US equivalent) might have: APA: Education APA: Learning & memory Whilst browsing I found an interesting short article on student avoidance strategies in mathematics that might … Continue reading
Interesting article in the Guardian about effective use of praise – and how some forms of praise can actually have a negative effect on motivation. Guardian: The art of praising children.
Here’s a useful set of short articles on some of the key elements of AFL and motivation. Formative teaching methods Dweck on motivation The articles all come from the Cambridge Regional College: Teacher’s Toolbox website – where you can find … Continue reading
Claire sent this link to a TED talk by Dan Pink on motivation. TED – Dan Pink
The two Willingham articles I’ll be talking about in the CPD twilight session tonight are: How praise can motivate – or stifle. and Should learning be its own reward? There are a host of other interesting articles – looking at … Continue reading
Here’s an article (courtesy of Maxine) looking at what makes teaching and learning effective for pupils in low attaining groups. GTC (2009) Research for Teachers: Pupils in low attaining groups
Following on from Maxine’s presentation this morning, here’s 5 tips from Robert Marzano on creating greater engagement in the classroom: 5 ways to get and keep your students’ attention
Here’s an interesting article from Marzano on using academic games. As well as motivating, well thought-out games can also raise achievement … “Over the last five years, I have had the opportunity to examine the influence of academic games in … Continue reading