Meaningful Engaged Learning (MEL) is simply a research-based approach to helping all students learn and achieve.
One of the largest challenges facing schools and educators today is how to reach all students. Reaching every child is not a challenge simply because of federal policy. This issue transcends No Child Left Behind. The economy has changed and we need all students to learn to high standards so they can go on to college and productively join the workforce.
One approach to reaching all students is Meaningful Engaged Learning (MEL), based on the research of Dr. Muir.
Meaningful Engaged Learning
- Motivating Students: Focus on 5 Strategies
- Just the Focus 5 Handout (PDF)
- What Motivates Underachieving Students? (Middle School Journal, Nov. 2001)
- Meaningful Engaged Learning: Leadership for Reaching Every Student (NASSP newsletter article)
- Are Parents Leaving Their Good Kids at Home? Easy to Teach and Hard to Teach
- What Makes for Good Learning Experiences?
More on Meaningful Engaged Learning Components
- The Good and Bad of Extrinsic Motivation
- Making Lessons Interesting (Part 1; Part 2)
- What Students and Teachers Say About Voice and Choice
- Thinking of Instruction as 2 Types (Part 1; Part 2)
- Complex Reasoning
- Tone of Voice Matters (In Surprising Ways)
- The Importance of Helping Students Save Face
- Sometimes Humor is the Best Way to Correct Behavior
More on Motivation & Engagement
- School is Boring
- What’s The Right Question About Motivating Students
- Student Motivation: What Level of Engagement Are Your Students At?
- We Must Do More Than Fill Students’ Vessels
- Kindling Fires of Curiosity
- What’s to Blame for Kids Not Learning?
Additional Thoughts on Learning & Motivation
- Some Students Need More Than Direct Instruction
- What If Sitting In Class Were As Much Fun As Days Off!
- 18 Reasons We Need More Psychology (And Less Logic) In Our Education Thinking
- Correct Answers vs. Building Understanding: What Do Learners Need?
- The Connection Between Facilities and Learning