Meaningful Work

Student engagement with schoolwork rests on whether that work connects meaningfully to students' personal goals and lives outside of school.


Introduction to Meaningful Work

Chapter 1: Help Students Discover the Personal Relevance of Learning

Teachers play a crucial role in helping students discover the personal relevance of their schoolwork—to see the work they’re doing as valuable and meaningful

Chapter 2: Create Opportunities for Student Choice

When students have some degree of autonomy regarding what they learn and how they learn it, they are much more likely to engage meaningfully with their schoolwork