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Yo and Yet: Unexpected Student Motivators

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“Yo, Ms. Emmett! I don’t get this yet.”

When thinking of your classroom, you may not envision your students speaking to you in this way. But, maybe you should.

During the summer of 1999, I attended the Marilyn Burn’s Math Solution Institute near Dallas, Texas. While I don’t recall all that I learned there, two little points stuck with me and have shaped my thoughts on student achievement. Surprisingly, they weren’t about math. They were about student motivation.