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Don't Crush Reading Motivation - Education Week - 48 views

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    Teachers should embrace the idea of students choosing their own books, even if they are too hard, Barbara C. Wheatley says.
Sandy Avoa-Belinga

Don't Crush Reading Motivation - 12 views

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    Reading is interesting.
Roland Gesthuizen

How to Create Nonreaders - 58 views

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    "In fact, it's not really possible to motivate anyone, except perhaps yourself.  If you have enough power, sure, you can make people, including students, do things.  That's what rewards (e.g., grades) and punishments (e.g., grades) are for.  But you can't make them do those things well ... The more you rely on coercion and extrinsic inducements, as a matter of fact, the less interest students are likely to have in whatever they were induced to do."
Steve Ransom

Why Students Don't Read What is Assigned in Class - YouTube - 7 views

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    A great example of the importance of choice, relevancy, and joy in any literacy program
Sydney Lacey

Teacher Magazine: Boys Trail Girls in Reading; Can Fart Jokes Help? - 32 views

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    Parents of reluctant readers complain that boys are forced to stick to stuffy required school lists that exclude nonfiction or silly subjects, or have teachers who cater to higher achievers and girls. They're hoping books that exploit boys' love of bodily functions and gross-out humor can close the gap.
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