Susan Emmett

Targeted Teaching and Learning

Think about the last time you took on learning something new: a new job, a new craft or hobby, a new skill. As you sat down as a complete novice, you probably already thought about what it would look like and feel like to be successful.

As adults, we do this often. We think about what we want out of our new experiences, and we choose them based on some kind of motivator. Whether we want a better salary, we want a new pastime, or we need to fix up our house, we dive into learning because we are driven.

Get Your Student Talking About School

As parents, we want to hear our students talk about their school day, but often our standard...

Yo and Yet: Unexpected Student Motivators

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

When thinking of your classroom, you may not envision...