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.