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Motivation and Engagement

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Participants view video of Barbara Miraneck (8:15) discussing relationship between motivation and student achievement in reading. Use the following protocol to guide discussion: 

  • Describe some classroom routines that need to be in place to make sure motivation is prioritized during literacy instruction. 
  • How is the instructional practice described in the video same or  different than your classroom practice?

Optional: Participants read text about Me and My Reading Profile tool

Participants administer Me and My Reading Profile (tool, directions, scoring guide) with students before next visit. Use the following protocol to discuss results with colleagues 

Data Analysis Protocol

Step 1: What parts of this data catch your attention? Just the facts.
Step 2: What does the data tell us? What does the data NOT tell us?
Step 3: What good news is there to celebrate? 
Step 4: What are the challenges or problems suggested by the data?
Step 5: What are our key conclusions? 

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These tools were created as part of the Literacy Improvement in Rural Education through Collaboration (LIREC) project funded by the U.S. Department of Education