Three years ago I wrote a blog post about a simple writing exercise for self-esteem resulted in higher academic achievement for African-American students. There was no reason to think it wouldn’t be effective for all students, and I included an expanded lesson plan in my book, Helping Students Motivate Themselves.

Now, the same researchers did the same activity with Latino students, and found similar improvements. You can read more about it at Lesli Maxwell’s Learning The Language blog at Education Week.