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Simple and Free Class Rewards
posted by: Melissa | October 17, 2017, 11:57 am   

We would all like to believe that our students are self-motivated learners, that they will behave nicely in class, do all of their homework, study hard for tests, and participate in discussions because they love learning, school, and most importantly, us! In reality, though, this is not the case. Especially early on in school, students are highly motivated by external factors. Students will work harder when offered a reward than they will just on their own.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for October 13th
posted by: Melissa | October 13, 2017, 01:15 pm   

Each week, PACE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, natural disasters continue to effect schools across the country, the Education Department unveils new spending priorities, and some charters gain right to certify their own teaching force.

 
What to Do When an Assignment Flops: Four Steps to Get Back on Track
posted by: Melissa | October 12, 2017, 09:35 am   

Imagine this scenario: as your students prepare to walk out of your class, you hand them instructions for an assignment. You briefly explain the directions and give them a due date. Then when the date for the assignment comes due, you flip through the papers and your heart sinks. At just a glance, you can tell that at least half the class didn’t finish, many not turning the assignment in. Of those that did turn them in, the work falls far short of what you were expecting.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for October 6th
posted by: Melissa | October 06, 2017, 01:01 pm   

Each week, PACE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week saw educators fall victim in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history and Kansas faces a new ruling on school funding.

 
What’s the Deal with Grit?
posted by: Melissa | October 04, 2017, 01:40 pm   

If you’ve been in education circles the last year or so, you’ve doubtless heard of “grit.” Grit as a named concept first started making waves when psychologist Angela Duckworth gave a TED talk on the topic, and later published her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. In both, she explains that success is not dependent on talent alone, but is highly influenced by a person’s grit, which she defines as a measure of their passion for a project along with their tendency to stick with a project even when it’s difficult.

 
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