Student Motivation- Intrinsic or Extrinsic?

Intrinsic or extrinsic motivation? That is the question. In today’s classrooms there is a lot of talk around which kind of motivation is best for students and how to motivate students period. To compare the two, intrinsic motivation comes within the person with the reward of positive feelings inside, while extrinsic motivation is driven by […]

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Teaching Writing Through Mentor Texts

Busy elementary teachers with an already jam packed instructional schedule find it challenging to teach writing, especially if their students are struggling readers.  Teaching writing is just as important as teaching any other subject and I never really considered reading and writing as two separate subjects to teach. After all reading is writing and writing […]

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Transforming Students Into Writers

  Teaching writing and writing in itself is an absolute passion of mine. But not for many teachers, as well as students. In my opinion, writing is probably one of the hardest subjects to “teach” and is dwindling quickly out of schools altogether. Why? Because writing is personal and emotional and it can be difficult […]

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