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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
What keeps students motivated to learn? Relevance, connections, and their teachers' emotional investment, among just a few criteria.
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15 Reasons Why Daydreamers are Better Learners

15 Reasons Why Daydreamers are Better Learners | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, David Hain
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"The daydream begins. It’s a familiar scene, one we have likely both experienced as students and struggled against in our students as teachers. But daydreaming is not what it might seem. Recent research in both psychology and neuroscience makes clear that daydreaming is an essential part of mental processing, reasoning and, yes, even learning."

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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, January 9, 2013 6:58 AM

Let go of controlling your mind. Daydreaming is an attribute of successful people.

 

"Daydreaming, as a mental state activating both the default and executive networks of the brain, plays an important role in that organizing and processing. What you may think is just your mind drifting is actually your mind actively forming connections between information, synthesizing what was previously only chaos, and preparing the ground for the moment when things suddenly fit into place."

 

Increase your power of letting go with Equanimity at http://www.equanimityexecutive.com 

Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, January 9, 2013 12:30 PM

Thanks Anu and others, this was something I needed!

Trumans's curator insight, January 9, 2013 4:35 PM

Daydreamers are thinkers.  In order to stay in front of the competition one of the biggest challenges is "how?"  Thinkers may have the answer...

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Computer screens motivate boys to read | National Literacy Trust

A study has revealed that girls read printed books better than boys, but boys' comprehension skills are the same as girls' when digesting hypertexts.
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A very interesting research from my hometown university! 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 14, 2013 4:13 AM

It doesn't really surprise me that boys read more when reading from computer screens. It's nice that it his report shows that they can be encouraged to read from screens and do better than girls in some instances.