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More teachers are grouping kids by ability

More teachers are grouping kids by ability | Student Motivation | Scoop.it
New findings based on more than 20 years of research suggest that despite decades of controversy, elementary school teachers now feel fine placing students into 'ability groups.'

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:43 AM

I think some balanced judgement needs to place when grouping kids.  If someone needs to work on something, or a group of kids are at a similar level, it just makes sense to teach them at their instructional level.  RtI principles almost demand it.  However, we shouldn't based everything we do on grouping. The exposure and challenge of more advanced activities can motivate children to aim higher than if no expsoure or opportunity was presented.

 

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Are we boring our boys to distraction? | Sue Ann's Balcony

Are we boring our boys to distraction? | Sue Ann's Balcony | Student Motivation | Scoop.it
Many adolescent boys are disengaged and unmotivated at school, and their results reflect this. Boys are not hard-wired to sit at a ... Some boys can work with the motivation of a good HSC mark. Unfortunately we use a cookie ...

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A Curriculum of Concerns

A Curriculum of Concerns | Student Motivation | Scoop.it
Most excellent teachers have learned what first-rate filmmakers have always known, that to be successful you need to reach your audience emotionally. I want to revisit one the best approaches I know,
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'Active' Student Engagement Goes Beyond Class Behavior, Study Finds

'Active' Student Engagement Goes Beyond Class Behavior, Study Finds | Student Motivation | Scoop.it
While educators often focus on class behavior as a measure of student engagement, a new study finds subtler facets of engagement can be harder to flag but just as critical for their long-term academic success.
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