Student Motivation: Why Autonomy Matters
Studies show that giving students a role in deciding what their educational experience looks like can help motivate them.
Student Motivation: Making Students’ Work Relevant
For students to feel motivated, they must see the work they are doing in the classroom as interesting, valuable, and useful to their present lives.
Student Motivation: Praising Competence Instead of Natural Ability
Students are more likely to do something if they feel like they have the ability to be successful doing it.
What the Science Says About How Kids Learn to Read
In this video, reporter Sarah Schwartz offers an overview of the important research findings on early reading. (December 16, 2019)
What Teachers Should Know About the Science of Reading
Why do so many students struggle with reading? In a recent radio documentary for APM Reports, Emily Hanford says that the science on how to teach reading is clear, and yet it’s not being used in elementary classrooms today.
Parents of Students With Dyslexia Have Transformed Reading Instruction
An effort to help students with dyslexia has now changed reading instruction for every child in Arkansas. Parents led the way, forcing changes in laws around reading education. (May 1, 2019)
Personalized Learning in K-12 Schools, Explained
Education Week Assistant Managing Editor Kevin Bushweller explains what educators mean when they say “personalized learning,” and he outlines the benefits and drawbacks of this individualized approach to classroom instruction. November 6, 2019.
A Principal’s Guide to Coaching Teachers
In weekly observations and coaching of teachers, one school’s leadership team provides a single “high-leverage” action step for teachers to incorporate into their instruction to make lessons more engaging for students. October 17, 2019.
Education Week: To Inspire and Empower
At Education Week, we believe that an excellent education is possible for all students and we will work tirelessly to inspire and empower you to make this a reality. September 19, 2019.
‘Just Like Them’: Urban and Rural Students Make Friends on the Alaska Frontier
A group of high school students from Anchorage spent spring break at a remote Native Village as part of an unusual cultural exchange program in Alaska. See what they learned. July 21, 2019.
What Constitutional Rights Do Students Have?
When it comes to paddling or censorship, the courts have ruled that U.S. students don’t always share the same constitutional rights as adults outside of school. Learn more about the Constitution’s limited reach into schoolhouse doors.
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