(7) Recruiting Interest

Create a Menu of Activities

Students benefit from choice during work periods and break periods to increase self-regulation, provide autonomy and encourage cooperation. Example: Provide... View Article

Optimize Authenticity

Students benefit when tasks have an impact or actionable purpose. Consider relevant topics and audiences by subject area. Example: In... View Article

Make Tasks Active

Use active materials or content to increase engagement and comprehension of the task. Example: When writing a non-fiction article, a... View Article

Praise Effort, Not Traits

Provide positive reinforcement for specific actions, instead of stable traits. Example: “I like how you tried _____________ and then thought of other ways to answer the... View Article

Learning Agendas

Present learning agendas so students know what is next. Example: Learning Agendas support Executive Functioning and can be provided for... View Article