Tag Archive: Bethanie Tucker

The Motivation Puzzle

April 23, 2014 Published by

By Bethanie Tucker Our students are, in many ways, like puzzles. Almost all are born with the “pieces” needed to sustain lifelong motivational tendencies. Many grow up in environments that enhance these tendencies. The puzzle pieces are fitted together by supportive people and circumstances.   Others, however, spend their childhood…

How does your brain learn?

July 30, 2009 Published by

I recently read a book called How the Brain Learns (second edition) by David Sousa and was immediately struck by how the major key points of the book support the suggestions presented in Ruby Payne’s Under-Resourced Learners: 8 Strategies to Boost Student Achievement related to the effects of poverty on education…