Researchers measured the impact of student-directed project weeks on their sense of motivation over the course of a school year. We reflect on the importance of consistently prioritizing learner agency throughout the year, rather than sequestering it to a single week of freedom.
Later, we read a review of research on learning math in bilingual settings. Their paper emphasizes the influence of the teaching language on learner processing, and the importance of someone’s multilingual schema as they process mathematical concepts.
- First Segment – 02:06 – Student Agency in Project Weeks
- Second Segment – 21:43 – Bilingual Experience Learning Math
- Schweder, S., & Raufelder, D. (2024). Does changing learning environments affect student motivation?. Learning and Instruction, 89, 101829. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2023.101829
- Cerda, V. R., & Wicha, N. Y. (2023). Arithmetic in the Bilingual Brain: Language of Learning and Language Experience Effects on Simple Arithmetic in Children and Adults. Mind, Brain, and Education. (Early View). https://doi.org/10.1111/mbe.12386
We drink La Trappe Quadrupel, a quad trappist ale from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. in the Netherlands.