Empower Student Learning through Intrinsic Motivation

Are your students motivated to learn the lesson content? Consider ways to encourage intrinsic motivation to ensure deeper learning. An important factor in the learning process is possessing the motivation to learn. A 2016 Gallup Student Poll of 5th- through 12th- grade students from almost 3,000 schools in the U.S. and Canada discovered that the proportion … Continue reading Empower Student Learning through Intrinsic Motivation

When applying to college, it doesn’t have to be practicality vs. passion

High school juniors and seniors, are you looking into which colleges interest you to further your education? In his article "Weigh Passion, Practicality to Narrow Your College Search," Brian Witte gives some practical advice on making this difficult decision. The common thread of his words of wisdom is don't get sucked into the idea that … Continue reading When applying to college, it doesn’t have to be practicality vs. passion

5 Tips to Reduce Ulcer-Inducing, Hair-Pulling Stress

College can stress out even the best of students, so make sure to take care of your health and find some time to relax! Megan Reed, author of the USA Today article below, reports on common stressors in school—such as economic uncertainty, separation from old friends, and family issues—and a few ways to deal with … Continue reading 5 Tips to Reduce Ulcer-Inducing, Hair-Pulling Stress

Cards Against Humanity: For women in STEM, these cards aren’t against you!

Calling all women graduating high school in 2016 and wanting to pursue a STEM career! Cards Against Humanity is offering a full-ride scholarship for one lucky woman in STEM. You can find details here: http://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/. They ask that you submit a public YouTube video no longer than three minutes of you delivering a mini lecture … Continue reading Cards Against Humanity: For women in STEM, these cards aren’t against you!