Motivating Students

I was recently notified that an article based on my presentation at last summer’s High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference has been published in an online newsletter titled Making Grading and Instructional Changes to Motivate Diverse Groups of Students to Learn.

The newsletter contains several reports from middle and high school educators who have implemented changes to increase student motivation. My article, Tapping Student Effort, and a piece by Dr. Donna Beegle, president of Communications Across Barriers, have application across all grade levels.

In June, I had the opportunity to hear Donna Beegle present to teachers as part of the coaching and mentoring course I taught at Western Oregon University. Donna’s personal history, growing up in generational migrant labor poverty and her studies of communication, poverty, gender, and education bring strong insights to her suggestions for school and teachers serving students living in poverty.

You are sure to find a topic addressed in this newsletter that speaks to something you or your school are addressing.

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Steve Barkley

For the past 30 years, Steve has served as a consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally, facilitating the changes necessary for them to reach students and successfully prepare them for the 21st century. Read more…

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