Great article from Edutopia that describes four factors in creating motivate students: autonomy (organizational, procedural, and cognitive choice), competence (praise effort rather than intelligence to make students feel able), relatedness (teacher and student can relate to each other), and relevance (student's see that what they're learning is relevant to real life).
As parents, teachers, counselors, and caregivers, we need to help our children develop body boundaries. These books that help teach healthy body boundaries for preschoolers and up will help your child learn about good touch and bad touch.
This free sheet, inspired by the Nurtured Heart approach, provides readily available words and phrases for teachers to use with students. I created this for my classroom so that I will remember to give specific praise and feedback for all of the times my students are doing great things!
Children under the age of three do not understand "no" in the way most parents think they do. (And, a full understanding of "no" doesn't occur magically when the child turns three. It is a developmental process.) "No" is an abstract concept that is in direct opposition to the developmental need of young children to explore their world and to develop their sense of autonomy.
Are you using book clubs in your classroom? Your students will love the choice and autonomy of book clubs. You will LOVE the self-direction, motivation, and authentic reading, writing, and responding to literature happening daily in your classroom! $ #wildaboutfifthgrade
10 Principles Of Genius HourGenius Hour is a movement picking up traction globally – an opportunity where students given true autonomy explore their own passions and exercise creativity in the classroom. It allows pure voice and choice in what students learn during a set period of time during school. Genius Hour is student-driven, passion-based inquiry at it’s best which can be enhanced by technology in the hands of modern learners. Put simply, it is a time where learners choose what to…
This project-based learning opportunity allows students to become the teacher for a whole class period! Divide the class into groups and have each group teach a chapter of the novel, complete with a list of requirements, a lesson planning template, an essay reflection prompt, and a full Great Gatsby sample project.All documents are included; just update the editable dates to match your schedule, print, and go!Students love the autonomy of this project and do a fantastic job of becoming the…