Somehow, knowing others have found a pathway of healing and resilience after disaster gives me the energy I need to rise out of these current circumstances and forge forward with our students in my wake, carried on by the force of my will and a toolkit of good evidence-based strategies.
In 2021, the challenge of returning to school from winter break feels magnified. So what insights from Mind, Brain, and Education Science can I use to help make this critical point of a unique school year go well?
Motivating students with carrots and sticks—through endless, demoralizing cycles of high-stakes testing and assessment—is not getting us the deep learning and love of learning we desire. Fortunately there is a science of motivation, and we need to design it into the very fiber of our virtual courses.