motivation

Day 26 – #AprilBlogADay – Fighting Spring Fever

Engagement/lessons/tips/tricks/ideas for spring fever – age specific. Funny, just last week, I found three ways to keep K-2 students engaged at the end of the year. Those are three things that I’m doing with my kindergarten students now. I wrote about them here. Engagement for All Ages! Those were for K-2, but today I’ll consider one… Read more Day 26 – #AprilBlogADay – Fighting Spring Fever

Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose

I just returned from a conference for adjunct faculty at Buena Vista University. The keynote speaker was Troyce Fisher, a great educational leader in Iowa. She helped us unpack the college’s vision statement: BVU’s Vision We aspire to be a remarkable educational community, focused on learning, challenging every student, faculty and staff member to set… Read more Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose

NaNoWriMo YWP – Keeping Motivated

As NaNoWriMo founder and author Chris Baty says, “We can all do amazing, impossible things when given a deadline, a supportive community, and unlimited access to chocolate and caffeine.” Here are a few ways students and I keep motivated during November to do the amazing, impossible task of writing a novel. Deadline. So many deadlines… Read more NaNoWriMo YWP – Keeping Motivated