I can’t imagine that anyone will be surprised at a new study the finds students are more likely to continue in school after the age of sixteen and then continue to go on to college if they receive teacher encouragement.

Here’ an excerpt from one summary of the study, which is NOT behind a paywall. This report is from Eureka Alert, Teacher encouragement has greatest influence on less advantaged children:

Ed Week has also reported on the research at Study: A Teacher’s Encouragement Gives Students a Lasting Boost, as has the BBC (Teacher encouragement ‘gives pupils long-term boost’).

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