5 Ways to DESTROY Intrinsic Motivation in your Students

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Engagement, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

5 Ways to DESTROY Intrinsic Motivation in Your Students

In this post: Intrinsic motivation is a powerful tool. Intrinsically motivated students are typically more able to overcome challenges Here are a few ways you can destroy intrinsic motivation in your classroom: Not providing students with ownership Not removing fear from your classroom Not being authentic Not building relationships Not focusing on learning Intrinsic motivation is a powerful tool that, … Read More

#1 Tip for Classroom Management: Engagement, Engagement, Engagement

Rae HughartBlog, Class Management, Engagement, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Teach Further

In this post: Education must be more than neon paper, glittery notebooks, and one day after school events. Every time I work with a group of teachers on classroom management strategies, a groan takes over the room when I say that dreaded word….. Engagement! The endless misconceptions of what engagement actually means are the root causes of each groan. What … Read More

Swimming Lessons: Diving Into Blended Learning

Erin HallBlog, Engagement, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Self-Paced Learning, Technology

In this post: Learn what blended learning actually is and why it is so powerful Strategies for blended learning that you can do in 5 minutes, 15 minutes, and half a class Strategies for blended learning that transform your practices as a teacher I teach high school English, and when I heard the words “Blended Learning” for the first time … Read More

Change Your Grading Practices, Change Student Behavior

Rae HughartBlog, Competency Based Learning, Engagement, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Standards-Based Grading

In this Post: Classroom management is defined as the process by which teachers and schools create and maintain appropriate behavior of students in classroom settings Enhance management by finding time to meet with students for a more personalized approach to learning Make a deliberate choice to connect feedback to student understanding According to the American Psychological Association based out of … Read More

3 Ways to Focus on the “Why” Instead of the “What” – Building Deeper Meaning in Learning

Tiffany OttBlog, Competency Based Learning, Engagement, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Standards-Based Grading

In this post: How to move from “What” to “Why” Dive into DoK to deepen the learning Just ask! The power of asking your students “Why” Don’t rob students of the chance to discover and go deeper Ban “What” From Your Classroom Education has long been far too focused on the acquisition of information and learning how to follow algorithms … Read More