This article reviews recent research done on motivation in our schools. While researchers have brought concepts such as Mindset, Grit, and other factors associated with student motivation, they have focused on only one aspect of the issue. The writer states that teachers need to know when to focus on a particular aspect and introduces a framework called REACH from the Search Institute to help students work hard in school.Source:
Kent Pekel, Huffpost Education, April 8. 2016Description:
“On a recent national survey, 69 percent of teachers reported that low academic motivation is a problem in their classrooms – a higher percentage than cited poor student behavior, bullying, or a negative school climate. Rising awareness of this crisis has helped to fuel growing interest in research on motivation among America’s educators, staff at academically-focused youth programs, and millions of parents. Across the country people are reading books and watching TED Talks in which psychologists and other scholars describe ways to help students adopt growth mindsets, increase grit, achieve goals, and envision their future possible selves….”Read the full article here!