Motivating minds: Nurturing your child’s desire to learn

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Deborah Stipek

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Kathy Seal

Year of Publication: 
2002
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Our Children

While research shows that children's love of learning declines steadily from grades 3-9, this article explains how to motivate students by meaningfully connecting school to the real world, focusing on connecting science to the natural word, social studies to current events, literature to real-life experiences, and math applications to daily life. The article describes how to bring learning alive by enriching school experiences (e.g., real and virtual field trips).

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APA Citation

Stipek, D., & Seal, K. (2002). Motivating minds: Nurturing your child’s desire to learn. Our Children.