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Student Engagement and Motivation Practices

 
Lafayette 1st Grade at work Lafayette Elementary School, (District of Columbia). Lafayette Elementary, the largest public elementary school in Washington, D.C., is by design a close-knit community educating more than nine hundred students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. At Lafayette we believe that equity, cultural awareness, and respect must factor into everything we do as a school community. Four years Read More

Wheeler Middle School Major Sheldon Wheeler Middle School, (Wahiawa, HI). Wheeler Middle School (WMS) is located on the Wheeler Army Airfield on the island of Oahu. The airfield is home to the Hawaii Air and Army National Guards and the Army’s 25th Infantry Divisions’ Combat Aviation Brigade. WMS students, families, and teachers are highly transient. Each year, over Read More

Fruchthendler Firebirds Soar to New Heights! Jacob C. Fruchthendler Elementary School, (Tucson, AZ). Jacob C. Fruchthendler Elementary School is an Opening Minds through the Arts (OMA) Gold School. OMA uses instrumental music, opera, dance, theater, and visual arts to help teach reading, writing, math, and science to children in kindergarten through 8th grade. The school has an OMA Arts Integration Specialist Read More

Trinidad Garza students on campus ready to learn. Trinidad Garza Early College High School, (Dallas, TX). Trinidad Garza Early College High School (ECHS) is a public school of choice housed on the campus of Mountain View College (MVC). Through collaboration with the community college, Garza ECHS students can attend both high school and on-site college classes with the goal of graduating with a Read More

Delta Woods Middle School students collaborate in the outdoor garden. Delta Woods Middle School, (Lee’s Summit, MO). Delta Woods Middle School’s mission is to ensure that students leave 8th grade with the knowledge, skills, and habits needed to succeed in college-preparatory high school courses, post-secondary education, and pathways to careers. Students, under the guidance of the school counselors, use Missouri Connections, a comprehensive, online, career Read More

Kindergarten students proudly show their favorite books Lakeshore Elementary School, (Holland, MI). Lakeshore Elementary School values the diverse backgrounds of its students, families, and staff. This school year we implemented a new Diversity Committee. The members of the Diversity Committee work to improve school culture, increase awareness, and create an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and welcomed. The committee also created Read More

Twin Lakes Elementary School Twin Lakes Elementary School, (Elk River, MN). Twin Lakes Elementary School has continued to take steps to ensure equity, cultural awareness, and respect in our community and school. For example, upon entering Twin Lakes, all visitors are met with a captivating display of more than 25 flags. These flags represent all of the cultures and Read More

Sundling students complete team building activities during Science class. Walter R. Sundling Junior High School, (Palatine, IL). Walter R. Sundling Junior High is one of the first schools in the district and the state to adopt and implement Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching (CLR). As a racially diverse school, Sundling’s strength is its many cultures as well as the diversity of languages spoken. In Read More

A slice of the Mariemont Experience Mariemont Junior High School, (Cincinnatti, OH). Learning takes many forms at Mariemont Junior High School (MJHS). For example, Expeditions, part of the district-wide award-winning Warriors BEyond program, provide students with exciting, innovative learning opportunities throughout the school year. Warriors BEyond seeks to foster passion exploration through hands-on, interest-based courses that encourage students to investigate new Read More

A Prosser graduate looks to the future with joy Prosser Career Academy High School, (Chicago, IL). Prosser Career Academy High School offers a range of opportunities to prepare students for college and career readiness. As a career academy, Prosser draws students from all over the city of Chicago with approximately 300 freshmen students coming from over 100 feeder schools. All Prosser students select a Read More