Category Archives: Student Engagement

The Box Project

Project-Based Learning tends to pique people’s curiosity.  What does it look like? How does it address standards?  What makes it an improvement over our current typical instruction? Discovery Lab students recently completed one of our Project-Based Learning units, The Box Project.  This project incorporated many Common Core Standards as well as skills we know to […]

By Natalia Parker | February 26, 2018 | Project Work, Student Engagement, Uncategorized Read More

Student Motivation – Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose

One area where our educational practices often lag behind what we know based on research, is in the area of student motivation. Drive, a book by Daniel Pink, shares a well thought-out and science backed perspective on what motivates humans. This video summarizes Pink’s findings. The core principles that motivate people: Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose […]

By discoverylab | January 18, 2018 | Student Engagement Read More