Collaboration, reflection, and healthy competition make for lasting memories when teachers use a novel approach to sustain student interest.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that signals the brain about the worth of a task, which directly impacts motivation to begin work and satisfaction of completion. Teachers who understand the connection between pleasure and motivation craft learning experiences with this in mind because they understand that students work more enthusiastically and more persistently when pleasure is associated with the task.
Providing students with clear directions and easy-to-navigate content is especially important during distance learning.
Curiosity about small questions, or micowonderings, can help students solve problems in any discipline.
Exposing students to amazing things creates a classroom environment where they feel creative, engaged, and primed to learn.
Three strategies for weaving critical thinking into everyday learning. Researcher and education expert Bryan Goodwin highlights three strategies—structured problem solving, cognitive writing, and guided investigations—that help educators weave critical thinking
Giving students a chance to build a project based on a rubric they created can increase engagement and investment.