Monday, March 18, 2013
What drives engagement?
Building this kind of thinking goes beyond the more passive scenario where only the teacher assesses. It is empowering and motivating and it teaches students that how they perform is really up to their own initiative.
"When students assess themselves, they hold themselves to a higher standard," asserts Daniel Pink in his latest book, To Sell Is Human. Here is a great article about Pink's ideas, How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students. It speaks to what we are doing at Parker - finding ways to give students a keen drive to achieve.