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Volume 6 – Summer 2013
The sixth volume of Rising Tide is composed of 30 articles, all of which could be described as reflecting a student-centered approach to teaching and learning. In line with the tenets of self-determination theory, some of our MAT interns explored how a sense of autonomy could enhance students’ intrinsic motivation. Others focused on how such motivation could be fostered by emphasizing the relevance of the content to the lives of students. Still others chose to examine motivation more broadly, and, in keeping with current trends in educational research, evaluated strategies to improve student engagement.
Many projects involved reaching out to students who face unique challenges, such as those with exceptionalities, those who harbor maladaptive self-beliefs, and those who contend with prejudices. Another approach was to focus on a teaching strategy that was itself unique, such as incorporating the arts, new technologies, or outdoor experiences. Finally, some MAT interns asked of their students what the program had asked of them: to critically analyze, and to better understand, the content.
Self-Determination in the Classroom
Joseph Deckman, Autonomy in the Classroom
Robert Graham, Autonomous Learning and Intrinsic Motivation
Making the Content Relevant
Outside of the Classroom
Reaching All Students
Michelle Heffernan, Promoting Equity in the Mathematics Classroom: Word Problem Personalization
Michael Fitzpatrick, Reconsidering ADHD: Effective Teaching Methods for All Students
Kaitlyn Olszewski, Eating Elephants: Incremental Theory in the Art Classroom
Corey Payne, Exploring A New SySTEM for Science Education
Stephanie Warren, Experiences of LGBTQ Students in the World Languages Classroom
Incorporating Arts and Technologies
Abby MacLean-Blevins, Class DoJo: Supporting the Art of Student Self-Regulation
* This study went on to win the "Outstanding Poster Award" at 2013 Ed Media Conference, held in Vancouver, BC*
Michael Pagliaro, Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?
*This study went on to be published in English Journal*
Keeping Students Engaged