motivation

ESL Vocabulary Card Game – Farm & Wild Animals – Education Article

Young Learners, Motivation, Animals, Warmers and Fillers | Views: 326 | Level: Complete Beginner, Elementary | 5 out of 5, rated by 1 teachers | This 3-page PDF contains 27 game cards to be used as an engaging ESL/EFL game. Best played in groups of eight.The game helps children recall and revise animal vocabulary. It includes farm animals and wild/zoo animals. Using the repeated phrases ‘I have a (chicken).’ / ‘Who has a (donkey)?’ children will practise their reading, listening…

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How To Make Your Online Lessons Irresistible To Students – Education Article

Although the school year is quickly coming to a close, chances are that Zoom and other live video platforms will continue to play a role next school year. This isn’t good news. Reports from superintendents, teachers, and SCM readers along with surveys and media reports suggest that the number of students who haven’t participated this spring—or who have participated very little—is in the tens of millions. Furthermore, a research study by the Northwest Evaluation Association estimates that students who stopped…

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How To Increase Student Online Participation By 50 Percent – Education Article

It’s been a tough go, this online learning. Many students are checked out. A few of which have been entirely off the grid for the past two months, whereabouts unknown. A few others are up to their ears in responsibilities—cooking, cleaning, taking care of siblings. But most just can’t seem to get it together. Eat, sleep, video games. Repeat. As educators, it’s hard for us to understand. What of the importance of education? What could possibly be a better use…

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Reducing the Distance in Distance Learning – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

Educators continue to ask both the right and wrong questions about distance learning during this online learning period. In a recent post, I argued that instead of squabbling over which technology we use, or whether a synchronous format has advantages over an asynchronous format, we should look at distance learning through a different lens. Specifically, we should look at how we can reduce the psychological distance, aka transactional distance, between teachers and learners through pedagogy. What do I mean? During this…

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Has the Coronavirus online period proven that all teachers can use technology? – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

I love online learning. I love it so much that I decided to get an online degree in it. Working in a physical brick-and-mortar school is a pleasure, for sure, but I’ve long been interested in bringing the best of online learning into the face-to-face classroom. This is not because I think these tools are cool, or because I wish to replace human interaction with a dystopian educational system in which every child receives personalized training from a computer. It’s…

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Reading Comprehension – What Is A Continent? – Education Article

Did you know that there are seven continents on Earth? A continent is like a massive piece of land. The seven continents are called: Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. This reading comprehension includes some interesting information about each continent. Students read through the text and answer the accompanying questions. This worksheet was created by www.primaryleap.co.uk Similar Worksheets Download the worksheet(28.07 Kb, 0 downloads)

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How to Beat the Winter Blues – USAHow to Beat the Winter Blues – Education Article

Snow blanketing the backyard, curled up by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate and a good movie playing…this sounds like an ideal winter day. However, what about the days where it is -5 degrees and you’re trekking across campus to an exam with a case of never-ending sniffles? Cold weather and lack of sunlight can definitely take a toll on your body, both physically and mentally. Here are some ideas to beat those blues when winter seems to…

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How Good Leaders Connect and Inspire – Education Article

Putting Teachers First: How to Inspire, Motivate, and Connect with Your StaffBy Brad Johnson(Routledge/Eye On Education, 2019 – Learn more) Reviewed by Brad Latzke When I moved into a leadership position long ago, I made a conscious decision to push all my leadership chips to the center of the table and bet on relationships. Brad Johnson’s book, Putting Teachers First: How to Inspire, Motivate, and Connect with Your Staff, takes a similar view and brings to life a myriad of…

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Is Math Anxiety Totally Avoidable? – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

Math and me have had a tumultuous relationship. When I (Zach) was in high school I had a pretty bad math teacher, whose cynicism and poor teaching skills – students were meant to “discover” the solutions to problems before receiving proper instruction – played a role in my decision at the time to never pursue a career that was related to math. During my junior year I studied in France and chose to take the Literature track, which meant less…

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Six Problems with a Growth Mindset in Education – Education Article

  Sometimes the truth is not enough.   Especially if you misunderstand its meaning.   That seems to be the main problem with a growth mindset.   It’s one of the trendiest concepts in education today, and – though it’s based on an authentic insight into how kids learn – it’s been shackled and monetized into an excuse to support a sterile status quo.   The basic idea goes like this: academic ability isn’t something students have or do not…

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Writing Better Poetry: 5 Tips to Get You Started – Education Article

Genuineness and originality is a must for every piece of creative writing, but maybe even more so for poetry. It’s not an easy task to spill your soul on a page like that. So while you’ll have to figure the actually-writing-something part on your own, we hope these tips can help to get the ball rolling. 1. Practice makes perfect. Yes, a cliche, but it’s a cliche for a reason. You may think the best way to express your creativity is…

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Boost Your Motivation during School’s Last Weeks – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog So in these final days and weeks of school, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Pause for a second to really think about it…visualize it…and come back to read the rest! For me? It’s the concept of motivation. That has been the theme that emerged through my collaborations with teachers across the nation over the past few weeks. How can we motivate our students when they have checked out of learning? In all honesty,…

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On Being Demanding Readers – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

“Motivation and engagement are critical for adolescent readers. If students are not motivated to read, research shows that they will simply not benefit from reading instruction.” (Kamil, 2003 via ASCD). These words have traveled the world with me for the past few years and yet every time I come to this slide in my presentation on helping students become and remain passionate readers, it still stops me. No matter how many times I see it, it still strikes me as…

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How would your students grade you on Rate My Professors? – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

I recently had the chance to distribute a survey to students in my design classes, one of those school-wide ones that all students have to complete on all of their teachers. I was happy with the results. It included questions such as “My teacher likes me” and “My teacher takes time to speak with me about me learning.” Like most educators, I’m deeply aware of the implications that the answers to these questions might have for learning; What students think of their…

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A Big Reason Why You May Be Struggling With Classroom Management – Education Article

There is a common trait among teachers who struggle with classroom management. Not every struggling teacher has it. The vast majority, however, do. I’ve mentioned this trait before and its effect on giving consequences. But the problems actually go much deeper. So deep, in fact, that they can infect everything from motivation to listening to how well your students enjoy being in your classroom. In most areas of life, it can be a wonderful trait—something you’d want in a best…

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Was The Oregon Trail the Peak of Educational Gaming? – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

Do you remember the game The Oregon Trail? Did it spark something in you that had you playing it for days on end? Something I share with a lot of nineties kids is the nostalgia for a game that made learning about a relatively brief historical phenomenon fun. On an old Macintosh computer my friends and I would load up our wagons (did anyone pick anything other than conestoga*?), embark on a journey that followed a unique path while stocking…

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