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Enhancing our understanding of teachers' personal responsibility for student motivation: A mixed methods studyDownload
As measured by the Teachers Responsibility Scale, teachers appear to have surprisingly low levels of personal responsibility for student motivation even though they qualitatively identify low student motivation as a major teaching concern. Thus, the purpose of the current mixed methods research...
The popularity of mindset theory has resulted in a surge of mindset interventions in schools. However, with increased popularity, there is the potential for misunderstandings and hesitations about what a growth mindset fully entails. Therefore, we sought to disentangle which components of growth...
Helping junior high and high school students remain interested in science increases the chance that they will pursue careers in science. However, there are many different ways to trigger or sustain interest. Utility-value writing assignments represent a type of motivation intervention that has...
Thank you to the 38 teachers and 208 students who answered our questionnaire about their experiences with boredom and other emotions in the classroom. Below are some initial results that we found from the data and that we thought you may find interesting.
Combinations of Personal Responsibility: Differences on Pre-service and Practicing Teachers’ Efficacy, Engagement, Classroom Goal Structures and WellbeingDownload
Pre-service and practicing teachers feel responsible for a range of educational activities. Four domains of personal responsibility emerging in the literature are: student achievement, student motivation, relationships with students, and responsibility for ones own teaching. To date, most...
Evidence generally supports a positive association between growth mindset and academic outcomes, even if the experimental evidence for growth mindset interventions precisely is somewhat more tenuous. This is promising as the concept of growth mindsets have grown in popularity with a proliferation...