Teaching Critical Reading GSIs may be the first to know when students are having trouble with either the kind or the volume of assigned readings. Students may show up in class without having prepared the readings, and this produces frustration for GSIs whose lesson plans depend on students coming to class prepared, as well as for students who have succeeded in doing the reading and are ready to work with the content.
Resources >> Browse Articles >> Fostering Study & Homework Skills Featured Author: Julia G. Thompson Julia Thompson has been a public school teacher for more than thirty years. Thompson currently teaches in Fairfax County, Virginia, and is an active speaker, consultant, teacher trainer, and workshop presenter.
Teachers can easily and effectively keep track of student's independent reading practice while motivating reluctant readers to read for enjoyment and prizes. Students who read below grade level tend to do worse in school. They struggle with the words and decide that reading is hard work. Students who read well have larger vocabularies.
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A principal wears many hats having to be good in many different capacities as they deal with students, teachers, and parents. One of those hats includes motivating students. Although teachers arguably play the largest role in student motivation, a principal can do many things to aide in the area of student motivation. A good principal will have several strategies to motivate students in the areas of academics, leadership , and student discipline. One thing is certain; there isn’t one program that will motivate all students.
Academic reading - the bane of our lives. Students hate it, staff insist that it is essential for academic integrity... and there are continuous moral panics about plagiarism and clunky writing. On these pages we have tried to de-construct academic reading and to suggest strategies - and resources - that link reading to notemaking and to successful writing.
Instructors who understand student motivation can greatly enhance the classroom experience and student performance. The articles and links in this section discuss research findings on student motivation and techniques for motivating students. Teaching FAQs: Motivating Students Fifteen tips on motivating students from the Teaching Effectiveness Program at the University of Oregon. IDEA Paper #40: Getting Students to Read: Fourteen Tips (IDEA Center. Hobson, 2004) Strategies for motivating students to read course materials; includes Bean’s Student Reading Problem/Solution List as an appendix.