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The Best Resources On Students Having A “Purpose For Learning” There has been some useful recent research on the importance of students having a “purpose for learning,” and I’ve also previously posted about the topic. I thought it would be useful to bring them all together. Here’s how the Mindset Scholars Network talks about it: Students value their schoolwork when they believe it is relevant to their lives and/or will help them connect to a purpose that is bigger than themselves—whether it is a contribution to their family, their community, society at large, or something else. Here’s what I have so far: The Best Resources For Doing A “One-Sentence Project” Another Interesting Finding On The Value Of Having A “Purpose For Learning” The Power Of Having A “Purpose For Learning” In The Classroom A Simple Writing Prompt To Accompany Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Essay, “The Purpose Of Education” Purpose & Relevance is from The Mindset Scholars Network.

I’m adding this post to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources Related October 1, 2015 March 25, 2016. Wood tick racing: It’s a thing in Loretta in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, and it’s taken very seriously! <div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video</div> LORETTA, Wisconsin -- The Indy 500 is a Memorial Day weekend tradition -- but there is another great race that takes place right here in Wisconsin. It's a kind of racing you've probably never heard of. In Wisconsin's Northwoods, time moves at its own pace, which is why in his bar in Loretta, Wisconsin, Reed Cain can become a little frazzled.

"Something I learned in the bar business -- it`s something new every day," Cain said. In the woods of Loretta, there has been frenzy as well. "They usually like to jump on white cloth. "Pine trees! Wood tick hunting These hunters have been searching for something that just woke up from a long winter's slumber. "I like to catch them a few days before and put them in training. "Right here! You might not believe it, but there is a group in Loretta, Wisconsin that races wood ticks. "I mean, it`s exciting. Loretta, Wisconsin Randy Kuhnert "Tick races started about 37 years ago with my father. "Devastated. Science Says Pinterest Has This Surprising Effect on Mental Health. What do dream-worthy wedding boards, fabulous DIYs and a few hilarious Pinterest fails have in common? They’re all the first thing that comes to mind when we think of the social media hub Pinterest.

According to a new study released by the Public Relations Review, Pinterest is far more than a collection of pinspirational projects — it is an online platform where users can talk about their struggles with mental illness and connect with their peers in a community-centered environment. Jeanine Guidry of Virginia Commonwealth University, along with three colleagues, began investigating how Pinterest users address and respond to mental illness in their 2015 study.

Using quantitative content analysis, they chose 800 depression-focused pins and analyzed both how they were constructed and how other Pinterest users responded to them. The pins themselves were overwhelmingly positive. How are you engaging in community on Pinterest?


Motivating the Unmotivated | Edutopia. Here's an all-too-common scenario: A group of elementary or middle school students are unruly, disrespectful and underperforming academically and socially in the classroom. They do not appreciate the value of education. The teacher, despite good intentions and passion, is viewed as an adversarial or irrelevant authority figure. The students are unwilling to participate in tutoring or traditional mentoring programs. Classroom teaching can best be accomplished -- and sometimes can only be accomplished -- if a student is willing to be taught. In his book Dropping Out, Russell Rumberger lays out the societal consequences, including: . . . poor academic performance in middle school and even elementary school can decrease a student’s motivation in high school, which can lead to failing courses and skipping school, . . . Statistic Brain provides this information: Image Credit: Chelsea Dale So what can be done?

Focus, Commitment, Reinforcement, Effectiveness, Fun 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Everything Teachers Need to Know about Project Based Learning- 6 Must Read Books. June 5, 2015 According to BIE, project based learning is “an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation. These activities are designed to answer a question or solve a problem and generally reflect the types of learning and work people do in the everyday world outside the classroom.”In its essence , project based learning is all about engaging learners in meaningful and goal-oriented learning activities. Technology is proved to be an effective means of creating and enhancing a PBL-based culture in and outside class.

We have already featured a wide variety of iPad and Android apps that are ideal for a PBL classroom. Today, we are grounding you in the theoretical as well as practical part of project based learning. 1- Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane I. 2- Project Based Learning (PBL) Starter Kit by John Larmer (Author), David Ross (Author), John R.