My thoughts on engagement
Every educator wants to experience the moment of “flow” when all the goals are set and understood and work is moving along easily and naturally. When we read about engaging students in the classroom using technology and social media, authors often leave us with the impression that this work will flow gentle as a stream. When talking about motivation and learning in school, grit is most often left out of the conversation. Yet, according to Daniel Pink, the best predictor of success is grit, defined as perseverance and passion for long term goals.
Our published book proves that when you find the right project — one that really involves all the students — they can find the grit and do what it takes to reach the final objective. Extract from the PLP post.