Inspiration

Inspiring stories from the education profession

 

  • Use intrinsic motivation, not gimmicks or rewards, to inspire students, Wisconsin’s 2017 Teacher of the Year writes

    Using gimmicks or rewards to get students to study or perform tasks can backfire by damaging their “innate intrinsic motivation,” Sun Prairie teacher Chris Gleason writes in a new Teacher Leader Voices blog posted this week at EdWeek.org. “I believe that we need to ‘work with’ kids and not ‘do things to’ them. We need to fan ...
  • Lighting the SPARK of learning in students

    WEAC is welcoming Wisconsin Public School students and educators back to school with the launch of a statewide video promotion reminding parents and everyone in our communities about the critical role teachers and education support professionals play in lighting the spark of learning. WEAC’s SPARK video is reflective of our union – filmed and produced ...
  • ‘We can do it!’: A back-to-school message from WEAC President Ron Martin

    As we begin a new school year, educators throughout Wisconsin have “a lot to juggle,” Eau Claire teacher and WEAC President Ron Martin says in a back-to-school message. But, working together as union members, “We can do it!” he says. Read More...

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