Clock Watchers is not a book of tips and tricks. Instead it applies the research on motivation and engagement to support increased achievement and improved attitudes about school. Quate and McDermott’s six-step framework:
- catches students’ interest across the content areas
- holds it through meaningful learning and valuable interactions
- uses assessment to create further opportunities to connect kids with content
- sustains it all with ideas for projects, activities, and even classroom routines and rituals.
Clock Watchers works with the most reluctant learners. Its end-of-text study guide makes the book ideal for PLCs and study groups, and it is a research-based resource for district-wide initiatives aimed at improving student motivation and engagement.
If deeper learning, increased achievement, and reduced drop-out rates matter to you, then motivation and engagement are an urgent matter. Read Clock Watchers with colleagues and put it into action—before the time to change your students’ lives runs out.