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Daniel Pink (@DanielPink), author of Drive about the science behind motivation, is out with a new book called To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth of Moving Others. Here are 6 powerful tips gleaned from his recent webinar on motivation and persuasion.
Teaching kids about how people change in adolescence may reduce the incidence of depression that often accompanies the transition to high school, a new study
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Officially known as the “academic diligence task,” the new computer-based test offers students a choice between doing math or watching videos or playing a video game. The test was created by postdoctoral research fellow Brian Galla and associate psychology professor Angela Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania, with Sidney D’Mello of the University of Notre Dame, as a better (and free) research tool for measuring self-control. The researchers hope this new tool will advance their studies of ways to improve academic perseverance in students.
A report recently published online by the team documents the test’s reliability and validity and shows that performance on the task predicts academic achievement — including whether high school seniors graduate on time and enroll in college.
There’s no such thing as a “normal brain.” In fact, there’s a lot of diversity in how different brains process information — a challenge for educators tasked with teaching a diverse group of learners. Dyslexia is a common variation that affects how kids read, but what’s really going inside the brain of someone affected by it? Kelli Sandman-Hurley’s TED-Ed video explains.
Instead of lecturing these lost souls, it’s up to educators and mentors to find ways on how to lure them back into learning. It can be through constant motivation and pep talk. Sometimes, it can be a great story that will push them to work harder.
Every year, the re:fuel agency College Explorer does a huge study among all types of students in the 18-24 and 25-34 year old age groups. You can see the full report by clicking here, but the key findings have been summed up in the handy infographic below that they’ve made to accompany the study. Keep reading and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what college students are looking like these days – in so many different aspects!
The way to engage students is to make sure that they care about the material and that they know how much you care about them.
Research-Supported Methods to Engage Students
From The Highly Engaged Classroom (PDF, 388KB), to School Engagement, Disengagement, Learning Supports, & School Climate (PDF, 133KB), to Strengthening Student Engagement, all the books and articles that have been written on the subject of increasing student engagement could fill a gluttonous orca. But Kristy Cooper's insanely rigorous mixed methods study, “Eliciting Engagement in the High School Classroom: A Mixed-Methods Examination of Teaching Practices,” published in the April 2014 American Educational Research Journal, does an exceptional job of showing what works.
The results are part of a newly released study from Pearson, an educational publisher with headquarters in London and New York City. The study is based on a survey of 2,252 public, private, and home-schooled students in grades 5-12 during February and March of 2013.
Earlier this year, we released a report aimed at injecting some much-needed evidence into what has become an often-hysterical public debate about student loan debt. Our report, “Is a Student Loan Crisis on the Horizon?” used data from the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) administered by the Federal Reserve Board to track how the education debt levels and incomes of young households evolved between 1989 and 2010. The data showed large increases in average debt levels over time, but also revealed some surprising findings.
- First, we found that roughly one-quarter of the increase in student debt between 1989 and 2010 can be directly attributed to increases in educational attainment, especially at the graduate level.
- Second, the increases in the average lifetime incomes of college-educated workers appear to have more than kept pace with increases in debt loads between 1992 and 2010. Specifically, the increase in earnings received over the course of 2.4 years would pay for the increase in debt incurred.
- Third, the monthly payment burden faced by student loan borrowers stayed about the same or even lessened between 1992 and 2010.
Music and song can help students remember information, particularly lists or unrelated content. I used to integrate song when teaching names and other minutia in history class. By putting the names to a tune, the students were not only more engaged in learning the content, but would remember it far better.
Music and song are some of the most underused educational techniques.
Perspective: one thousand hours of school a year for students. Keep reading Informal education: What students are learning outside the classroom
Writing every day, in every class, encourages students to read, analyze and create arguments across content, applying the valuable skill of evidence-based thinking in every subject area. In math, for example, students should be answering questions using data to support their claims. Applying similar analytical skills in social studies, students might answer the question, “Is the electoral college fair?” and use evidence from multiple texts to support their claim.
This collaboration and development of cross-curricular units reduces each individual teacher’s workload, allowing teachers to focus on student progress. The ability to look at student work samples with the same set of criteria helps teachers, schools and principals define clear expectations at their school, allowing everyone to collaborate and work toward the same goal: student progress. When schools put an emphasis on writing in every classroom, we all win.