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Student Engagement: What Is The Best Way To Motivate Students In The Secondary Classroom?, Michiah Arguello Dec 2018

Student Engagement: What Is The Best Way To Motivate Students In The Secondary Classroom?, Michiah Arguello

Honors Projects

In the secondary education classroom, the question often arises: How do we engage our students? Often, we are faced with heads down on desks, glassy eyes, and students who don’t remember content taught to them the day before. How can we engage them? How can we motivate them to want to learn?

In this study, I will examine five procedures determined by educators to enhance student engagement. In each section, I will discuss the procedure, discuss what the procedure’s steps are and how to approach it, and share a way I have utilized this procedure and reflect on ...


Third Grade And Concurrent Predictors Of Engagement And Achievement In Reading, Courtney Karasinski, Kirk Anderson Jan 2017

Third Grade And Concurrent Predictors Of Engagement And Achievement In Reading, Courtney Karasinski, Kirk Anderson

Funded Articles

Theoretical models of learning highlight the role of engagement. The current investigation assessed the role of self-concept, locus of control, internalizing and externalizing behavior problems, and self-perceived interest and competence in reading in reading achievement. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class (ECLS-K), longitudinal (third grade) predictors of eighth grade reading achievement and motivation, and concurrent predictors of eighth grade reading achievement were analyzed. Regression modeling revealed that self-perceived interest and competence in reading, behavior problems, self-concept, and locus of control were weak predictors of reading achievement, both longitudinally and concurrently. Socioeconomic status and third grade reading achievement ...


Sustainable Dorm Display, Salix Sampson, Jaclyn Ermoyan, Teresa Huynh, Jessyca Stoepker, Amber Tillman Dec 2016

Sustainable Dorm Display, Salix Sampson, Jaclyn Ermoyan, Teresa Huynh, Jessyca Stoepker, Amber Tillman

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Undergraduate Projects

No abstract provided.


Sustainability Lesson Evaluation, Alison Stemczynski Jan 2015

Sustainability Lesson Evaluation, Alison Stemczynski

Honors Projects

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A Study Of The Relationship Between Use Of Technology In Math And Higher Test Scores, Mary Ann Grooters Jan 1996

A Study Of The Relationship Between Use Of Technology In Math And Higher Test Scores, Mary Ann Grooters

Masters Theses

This thesis explored the relationship of a technology enhanced curriculum to higher test scores and higher student motivation. This thesis involved two seventh grade math classes in Kentwood, Michigan. A control class received instruction including lectures, written assignments, and projects. The test group received similar assignments and projects and in addition were given technology supported exercises. A survey given to the test group examined motivation levels, and end of chapter tests compared achievement scores of both groups. The findings indicate that a technology enhanced curriculum does not lead to higher test scores but does impact student motivation to learn math.