Dr Erika Patall is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California. We spoke on the phone a short while ago and recorded it here for you. She talks about her research, explains what motivation in a student can look like to a teacher, and how to encourage students to be more invested in essential, measured outcomes.
Erika also talks a little bit about the process of the research syntheses and meta analyses that she undertakes.
Dr Patall gives practical advice, based upon her experience and the outcomes of her research, and suggestions for how you can usefully take this information back to the classroom.
By clicking here, you can access some of her papers on a Google Scholar search by clicking on the “.pdf” versions of the files.