The M-PLANS Institute has really made me think more proactively about how curriculum design can affect student motivation. By thinking about the principles of motivation, I can start to make minor adjustments to my lesson plans that make a big difference in motivating students. M-PLANS has given me more tools for my curriculum workbench that can help increase student achievement.
Scott, 7th Grade Science Teacher, Michigan
Anna, 7th Grade Science Teacher, Nevada
My skills as an educator have been fine tuned in five simple ways because of the guidance and feedback received from the M-PLANS research strategies. I personally was feeling a bit 'burned-out' and now have been able to find a new passion to motivate and engage my students with NGSS aligned instruction. I was nervous to be put under a 'microscope' in scientific terms. The M-PLANS process has taught me to think more thoughtfully about what I will teach and how I will teach it. If a colleague asked me if they should participate in the M-PLANS professional learning experience, I would say a vibrant 'yes.'Christine, 7th Grade Science Teacher, Nevada
This study enabled me to collaborate and network with experts in the field of education. Through classroom recordings, I was provided constructive feedback from experts, colleagues, and my students, which has empowered me to improve my craft by becoming more confident and knowledgeable in NGSS. This has truly been a rewarding and enlightening experience!Sharon, 7th Grade Science Teacher, Michigan