Summer Motivation Series | Science Activities

Here is the third part of our series on summer motivation. Did you know that students could lose up to two months of math knowledge over the summer, according to the National Summer Learning Association? Other subjects are also affected. The result is students who are behind in learning, which means teachers must spend precious time trying to re-teach material. …

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Summer Motivation Series | Reading & Writing Activities

Welcome to the second part of our series on summer motivation. You may recall from our last post that research from the National Summer Learning Association indicates that students could lose up to two months of math knowledge over the summer. Other subjects, including reading and writing, are also affected. The result is students who are behind in learning, which …

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Summer Motivation Series | Math Activities

Summer is a wonderful time for rest and relaxation, but it is also a critical time for learning. Research from the National Summer Learning Association indicates that students could lose up to two months of math knowledge over the summer. Other subjects, including reading and spelling, are also affected. The result is students who are behind in learning, which means …

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Reaching the “Unmotivated” Learner

Since 1985, North Coast Education Services has been providing academic support to students of all ages.  We frequently hear from parents and teachers that their students are “unmotivated” and simply “do not want to learn”. As “The Education Problem Solvers”, it is our job to motivate these supposedly “unmotivated” learners.  By engaging them in discussions and aligning their learning to their …

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Motivating Today’s Students (A Two-Part Series)

In researching the internet to inspire this blog, I stumbled across many articles that talk about how unmotivated students are today when compared to past years.  Several articles indicate that students are distracted, unmotivated, or simply lazy.  While many blame the advances in technology for poor student performance in the classroom, I say, “Why place blame?” Rather than wasting time …

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