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Motivation & Learning

MOTIVATION & LEARNING Motivation is a key factor in student engagement and learning. When students are motivated, they’re more likely to be engaged in the learning process, retain more information, and perform at one’s highest level. Types of Motivation:  Intrinsic Motivation Vs. Extrinsic Motivation Intrinsic – An internal drive that comes from within. Extrinsic – A drive that comes from external factors.  Extrinsic motivation comes from other factors like rewards, punishment, or even pressure from others. Research shows that intrinsic motivation is a more powerful predictor of student engagement and learning than extrinsic motivation. When students are intrinsically motivated, they’re… Read More »Motivation & Learning

Skateboarding for Mental Health

Skateboarding has been found to have therapeutic benefits for individuals dealing with trauma, according to a recent article in Jenkem Magazine. By providing a safe outlet for self-expression and a sense of control over one’s body, skateboarding can be an effective tool for processing and coping with emotional pain. Organizations like Skate After School have recognized the benefits of skateboarding as a means of therapy for children who have experienced trauma. The program allows children to express themselves freely and build confidence while skateboarding in a safe, supportive environment. In addition to its emotional benefits, skateboarding can also promote mindfulness… Read More »Skateboarding for Mental Health

How to Teach Young Children Coping Skills

Coping skills are the strategies and techniques individuals use to manage stress and difficult emotions. Teaching coping skills is an essential aspect of mental health education and can help individuals better navigate challenging situations. This article will explore some of the best teaching methods for coping skills and the research supporting their effectiveness.

Abraham Maslow Influence

Abraham Maslow emphasized the interconnected nature of learning and life, as well as the significance of determination and purpose for personal happiness. Maslow emphasized the link between happiness and engaging in meaningful work that one considers important. He believed that people flourish when they are working effectively toward goals they value. Additionally, Maslow emphasized the importance of self-awareness in effecting personal change and attributed negative behavior to reactions to stress, pain, or unmet fundamental human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem. This underscores the idea that addressing these needs is crucial for fostering positive behavior and well-being.  “The only… Read More »Abraham Maslow Influence