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January 27, 2019

The essay was due before winter break, but a surprisingly large number of students had not yet turned in the final summative assessment of the term. Why were so many students simply failing to complete a major assessment? As a teacher, I have not totally let go of the...

January 13, 2019

The first semester ended on Friday, bringing with it the usual end-of-semester debates, pleading, and teacher boasts about grades. I have already received a weekend email from a counselor asking if there is anything a student can do to earn .05 quality points in class,...

January 5, 2019

College football fans might not like when their team's star players sit out bowl games, but they shouldn't be shocked either. The college football playoff, consisting of four teams chosen by a committee, has created a Quit Point for many college athletes who have aspir...

January 1, 2019

This is the time of year when many people decide to commit or re-commit to some sort of self-improvement. Whether it's exercising more, eating healthier, improving our time with family and friends, these positive ambitions usually fall to the wayside as old habits cree...

December 1, 2018

I've spoken with a lot of educators recently who are anxious or stressed at the thought of work. They enjoy working with young people and often love their subject matter. Yet, when it comes to putting those elements together as professional educators, the job weighs on...

July 16, 2018

"Kids today don't care about school." I hear this from educators all the time. This idea has resulted in two general camps of teachers: those who blame the kids for the lack of engagement and those who go all in on a "proven" strategy or teaching method, guaranteed to...

June 21, 2018

A few years ago, we set out to answer the question, “What makes students quit?” Our research pointed us towards optimism and the impact that it has on reducing Quit Points. If educators provide a daily dose of optimism, they can begin to reduce the frequency and impact...

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Education...we have a Quit Point problem

January 27, 2019

The essay was due before winter break, but a surprisingly large number of students had not yet turned in the final summative assessment of the term. W...

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