Engage Students with Kid-Friendly Goals

Engage Students with Kid-Friendly Goals

Have you ever felt like as a teacher, you’re doing most of the work to learn, organize, pace, and dispense the curriculum while your students sit back passively waiting for you to tell them what to do? What if your students understood that it was their job to...
Motivate Students with Everyday Heroes

Motivate Students with Everyday Heroes

Everyday heroes are the people who do amazing things, generous things, inspiring things, in everyday situations that aren’t usually mentioned in the newspapers or history books. To motivate students with everyday heroes means to expose them to examples of people...
African American History Inspires Student Goal-Setting

African American History Inspires Student Goal-Setting

So, how does African American History inspire student goal-setting? Some kids have a clear idea of what kind of future they’re working towards, and others may not have any good ideas, or any good examples of happy and successful adults in their lives. Helping...
Marzano Scales Create the Path to Achieve Goals

Marzano Scales Create the Path to Achieve Goals

If you already do some goal-setting with your students then you’re off to a great start for the New Year. In my last post I discussed an article about goal-setting it students and the importance of “past and future authoring”; which means your...
Goal Setting With Students Increases Progress

Goal Setting With Students Increases Progress

Okay, so you just finished the quarter a few days ago and planning your January lessons is the furthest thing from your mind! I thought the same thing for a minute, then I realized that when I’m relaxed, leisurely, and I don’t have to be planning anything,...

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