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Study Calls for Student Motivation in Improvement Planning

Study Calls for Student Motivation in Improvement Planning | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Reporter Sarah D. Sparks spent the last five years writing about federal and state education regulations. Now covering education research, she can most often be found with a double-shot mocha in one hand and the latest academic journal in the other.

"• Competence, in which students think they have the ability to do what is being asked;
• Control, or students believing they have choice in what to do and can affect the outcome;
• Interest, in which students perceive value in the task or learning; and
• Relatedness, or believing that doing the task or gaining the knowledge will gain them social approval."

Focus on motivation!!

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The Teacher Report: 5 Excuses Kids Give for Not Re... - WeAreTeachers

The Teacher Report: 5 Excuses Kids Give for Not Re... - WeAreTeachers | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
When it’s time for reading, some students eagerly turn to their chapter books or novels, diving to the last place they left their bookmarks. Others drag their feet, offering some pretty creative reasons why they should be doing anything else.

Great strategies!  #3 using graphics novels is a good idea

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Using comic books (like ‘The Avengers’) to get kids to read

Using comic books (like ‘The Avengers’) to get kids to read | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Parents and teachers often overlook a major weapon in the literacy arsenal: comic books.

“Comic books have had a motivating power in literacy development for children, especially young boys, since their introduction in the 1930s. This nontraditional type of literature — often dismissed by educators as superficial and shallow — is highly visual, contains complex literary elements, and lends itself to critical examination of moral, ethical, and social issues.”

Good reading motivator.

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