A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation by Terry Heick When researching student motivation and gamification late last year, I came across the most comprehensive gamification framework I’ve ever seen.
Charles Fischer's insight:
An interesting gamification tool that could be used for writing!
In a perfect world students would understand that education is for their benefit and put their all into every assignment. Unfortunately, every educator working today knows how far off the reality is from that ideal.
Which is more important, plot or character? It’s one of life’s great dichotomies, like the question of nature vs. nurture or Coke vs. Pepsi. And like most great dichotomies, the answer is: all of the above.
“How did you get your kids to do that?” It’s a question I often get from colleagues when they see a picture a student took in my digital photography class – a class I dub iPhoneography, as much for the ubiquitous accessory that many of my...
For our Second Annual Student Editorial Contest, in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 301 writing prompts that may help -- an update to last year's popular list of 200.
“It’s said that to be a poet, you have to go to hell and back.” Cristina Domenech teaches writing at an Argentinian prison, and she tells the moving story of helping incarcerated people express themselves, understand themselves — and glory in the...
Here are some lessons from the science of how to teach writing, but teachers aren't using them.
Charles Fischer's insight:
I loved hearing this: "Traditional grammar instruction isn’t effective. Period." As a middle school teacher for over 18 years, I have never found grammar instruction particularly useful. Sure, kids would benefit from knowing more, but they rarely retain grammar rules unless they are in the "teachable moment zone."
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