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Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies

Insights, reviews, and tutorials on educational technology tools, apps, and platforms for teaching and learning.

How Can We Keep Children Motivated to Learn?

Motivation is a vital component of student engagement and learning. When students are motivated, they are more likely to be engaged in the learning process, retain information, and perform better academically. In this blog post, we will explore the science of motivation as it relates to student engagement and learning. Motivation can be classified into two broad categories: intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation is the drive that comes from within the student. It is the desire to learn and achieve for its own sake. Extrinsic motivation, on the other hand, comes from outside factors such as rewards, punishment,… Read More »How Can We Keep Children Motivated to Learn?

Tackling California’s Literacy Crisis: The Science of Reading and Evidence-Based Instruction

Literacy is a Civil Right In 1997, to address the literacy crisis, congress along with the NICHD and the U.S. Dept of Education appointed a National Reading Panel made up of 14 educators and scientists to evaluate existing research and evidence to find the best ways of teaching children to read. The NRP concluded their research and submitted their final report on April 13, 2000. Over 20 years ago, the federal government released an extensive review of research that took place over decades by the National Reading Panel (NRP). The federal government The NRP published a 449 page review of the… Read More »Tackling California’s Literacy Crisis: The Science of Reading and Evidence-Based Instruction

5 Tricks to End a Tantrum with Behavioral Science

1. Stay calm & model self-control. When you remain composed, you help your child regulate their emotions. 2. Acknowledge your child’s feelings and validate them. Show empathy and understanding by saying things like “I understand you’re upset” or “I know this is hard for you”. 3. Use distraction techniques 4. Give your child choices to help them feel empowered and in control. 5. Use positive reinforcement