I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists.


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Here are this week’s picks:

3 Steps to Developing an Asset-Based Approach to Teaching is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits.

Using Wise Interventions to Motivate Deliberate Practice is a research paper by Angela Duckworth and several other researchers. It’s a few years old, but it’s new to me. The paper (which is not behind a paywall) is interesting, but what is far more interesting and useful are the lesson materials they actually used in the classroom. In order to access them, you have to go to the end, prior to the footnotes, under “Supplemental Materials.” If you click on that link, you’ll gain access to a large file in Word that has more specific outlines of the lessons they did. I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice.

Intellectually stimulating students’ intrinsic motivation: the mediating influence of student engagement, self-efficacy, and student academic support is a new research paper. It’s behind a paywall, but there are ways to access it (see The Best Tools For Academic Research).  I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

Liking or Disliking the Teacher: Student Motivation, Engagement and Achievement is an older research paper I’m adding to the same list.

How to Do School When Motivation Has Gone Missing is from The NY Times. I’m adding it to the same list.

This next video is a “must-addition” to any lesson on The Marshmallow Test – a perfect way to end it!  I’m adding it to Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control: