SEL Fact of the Week, 5/22

Students who agree with both “I think it is important to set high goals” AND “I work hard to reach my goals” are…

  • 10 times more likely to feel they push themselves to do better academically
  • 6 times more likely to say they enjoy learning new things
  • 5 times more likely to believe that what they learn in school will benefit their futures
  • 5 times more likely to say they enjoy participating in their classes
  • 4 times more likely to believe learning can be fun
  • 4 times more likely to say they learn new things that are interesting to them at school
  • 4 times more likely to say teachers help them learn from their mistakes
  • 3 times more likely to say they enjoy beng at school
  • 3 times more likely to think teaches enjoy working with students
  • 3 times more likely to believe teachers make school an exciting place to learn
  • 3 times more likely to feel they are encouraged to be creative at school
  • 3 times more likely to agree that their classes help them understand what is happening in their everyday lives
  • 3 times more likely to report that they are excited to tell their friends when they get good grades

…than students who do not agree that it is important to set high goals or to work toward their goals.

My Voice student survey incorporates data from more than one million students and student focus groups, as well as field observations and interviews spanning three decades and several countries. – Russell Quaglia/Michael Corso

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