Rachel Gaines

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Picturebooks in the Secondary Classroom

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Reading Motivation and Fun

Regardless of what reading program or strategies you use in your classroom, reading needs to be fun. Students should be encouraged to pick up books …

Simple Practices to Nurture the Motivation to Read

Research confirms that student motivation is a key factor in successful reading. In Nurturing the Motivation to Read, we examined the current …

Teaching

Student Profile: Changing the Adult-Education Model

<i>Editor’s Note: In today’s post, we explore how</i> <i>Jobs for the Future’s Accelerating Opportunity</i> <i>career pathways have changed the course for a student</i> …

High School

Motivating Reluctant Adolescent Readers

How can you motivate adolescents who have never turned on to the magic of reading? Tutoring teenagers is as much about building self-confidence as …

Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st-Century Classroom

Why Visual Literacy Matters<p>Visual literacy is the ability to:<p>Process and make meaning of information presented in an image.<br>• Communicate our own ideas …

Teacher Practices that Impact Reading Motivation

Introduction<p>Almost all agree that some amount of reading is vital to becoming a good reader. Expertise does not arise without active participation. …

Pedagogy

Student Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement

<b>Why is this component important?</b> Becoming skilled readers, writers, speakers, listeners, and thinkers requires ample opportunity for practice, …

Student Motivation and Engagement in Literacy Learning | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z

<b>Some teachers think that motivational activities must entertain students and therefore create fun activities that are not necessarily focused on</b> …

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Some researchers, however, believe that a third option, cognitive choice, is a more effective way to promote longer-lasting student autonomy. This …