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Category: Student Motivation

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How Attendance Awards Backfire

New research shows that awards intended to motivate can do the opposite

The Key to Fixing the Gender Gap in Math and Science: Boost Women’s Confidence

Girls who are more confident in their math skills are more likely to pursue math-intensive degrees

Here’s How to Encourage More Girls to Pursue Science and Math Careers

Negative stereotypes about girls’ ability can discourage from them pursuing careers in math and science

The Research Behind the TED Talk: Angela Duckworth on Grit

How perseverance toward long-term goals predicts student success

The Why Is Everything

Helping your students find their motivation on the path to success

College Major Myths

STEM majors make a smooth transition to well-paying jobs, but the earning power of other majors catches up quickly

Regulating the Teenage Mind

Activities to help teens set goals, stay organized, and keep themselves on track

Do Challenges Make School Seem Impossible or Worthwhile?

Some studies suggest that motivation – rather than ability or skill – is the best predictor of educational and professional attainment

Why do Fewer Black Students Get Identified as Gifted?

A teacher’s race can influence who gets selected for gifted programs

Learning to Self Manage

For tweens and teens, self-control is connected to autonomy and other intrinsic motivators

Want to Improve Motivation? Try this Reward

Lack of ownership may lead to lower motivation; here’s a new way to think about rewarding students

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