Way back in the 1980s the US Secretary of Education Terrel Bell once said,  “There are three things to emphasize in teaching: The first is motivation, the second is motivation, and the third is (you guessed it) motivation.” (Terrel H. Bell, U.S. Secretary of Education, 1981-1985.)  If motivation is so important, then student success depends […]

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Harvard Research Reveals 2 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

Teachers everywhere have heard about the achievement gap. It’s the gap in performance between African- American and Hispanic students and their white peers. The gap shows up in grades, standardized-test scores, course selection, dropout rates, and college-completion rates. And it gets worse… Stanford University just released a report based on data from over 200 million […]

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