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Student Engagement and Motivation Practices

 
francis_howell_high_school Francis Howell High School, (St. Charles, MO). Francis Howell High School values the learning and achievement of every student. This is evident through the implementation of researched-based instructional strategies, individualized student interventions, and high quality assessments used to monitor student learning. All incoming freshmen students participate in a nationally normed reading assessment to inform tier… Continue Reading Reading Interventions at the High School Level

c_o_harrison ES C O Harrison Elementary School, (Cincinnati, OH). In art, students explore cultures and time periods, as they write and talk using art vocabulary. They make connections to art in daily life and develop new ways of expressing themselves and showing creativity. Students work through projects developed in line with Ohio Visual Arts standards, exploring the… Continue Reading Art and Mindfulness

Rollings MS Rollings Middle School of the Arts, (Summerville, SC). Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Rollings Middle School of the Arts (RMSA) felt the engagement of students and families in the learning process has been more important than ever before. RMSA has been vigilant in its efforts to maintain a solid connection between students… Continue Reading Maintaining Connections with Students and Families During Distance Learning

prairie_creek_elementary_school Prairie Creek Elementary School, (Olathe, KS). In 2019, the Kansas Department of Education designated Prairie Creek Elementary School (PCES) as a Gemini School as part of a Kansas Can School Redesign Project. A school had to redesign around the five outcomes established by the Kansas State Board of Education, the five elements identified as defining… Continue Reading Elementary Career STEAM
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George Hersey George Hersey Robertson School (GHR), (Coventry, CT). GHR prides itself on high student achievement and on fostering student growth emotionally, physically, socially, and culturally. To support this work, Coventry Public Schools recently adopted a district-wide Portrait of a Graduate (POG) statement: “Our graduates are empowered learners who have the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind… Continue Reading Developing Portrait of a Graduate Competencies

Wilmington Students Making Science https://media.blubrry.com/nationalblueribbonschoolsaward/p/content.blubrry.com/nationalblueribbonschoolsaward/wilmington_students_making_science.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:45 — 1.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS

Lakewood Students Musical Lakewood Elementary School Overland Park, KS Activating Student Engagement Through Brain-based Learning. Educators at Lakewood Elementary School take pride in creating schoolwide, interdisciplinary curriculum that students find exciting and memorable. They ground their strategies in a brain-based approach, meaning that lessons are designed to activate students’ brains, and that educators help children understand how learning… Continue Reading Audio: Activating Student Engagement Through Brain-Based Learning

Murray ES Lt. Col. Horrace Meek Hickam Elementary School, (Honolulu, HI). Hickam Elementary School is located on the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii. Approximately 99% of the student population are military dependents. Students are highly transient due to military mobility. One of the biggest challenges military children face is integration into new communities and schools.… Continue Reading Aloha Transition Center for New Military-Dependent Students

Lusher Charter School In New Orleans, Louisiana, Lusher Charter School serves students in grades K-12 by integrating the arts across all grade levels and disciplines. As the school’s CEO puts it, “Lusher is a school where a student can come and thrive regardless of the level of their talents. We’ll use the arts when we’re happy, when we’re… Continue Reading Building Culture and Enriching Learning through Art

Willow Creek ES Willow Creek Elementary School (Centennial, CO). To promote a positive school climate and growth mindsets, Willow Creek focuses on POWER which stands for Persistence, Optimism, We are Flexible, Empathy, and Resilience. The school designates 10-15 minutes daily as POWER Time for activities that teach students a growth mindset and appropriate school behaviors using a common… Continue Reading POWER Time and Videos

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