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Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their pursuit of public and private grants to support local programs. Its five elements contain information and resources that assist the grant seeker with developing their project, writing the grant proposal and managing the grant upon its award.

Task 2: Understand Adolescent Motivational Structure

Guideline: Being aware of adolescent motivation enables teachers to enhance their instructional practices to build on positive adolescent motivations.



Contexts for Engagement and Motivation in Reading

This link is to a Dr. John T. Guthrie publication addressing student engagement and motivation. As noted in its overview, he "discusses engaged reading and its consequences. The particular focus is on the contribution of children's motivation. Instructional contexts that foster reading engagement and motivation are presented."


Developmental Motivation: Motivation Through the Ages

This University of Michigan website offers an overview of how motivation changes as a person ages. This page addresses the middle and high school years.


How Motivation Affects Learning and Behavior

This article excerpted from Educational Psychology Developing Learners by Jeanne Ellis Ormrod, 2008 edition, p. 384-386, discusses the impact of learning on intrinsic and extrinsic motivation among teenagers.


Motivating Students

This Vanderbilt Center for Teaching website offers an overview of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.


Motivation - Helping Your Child Through Early Adolescence

This link is to information provided by the U.S. Department of Education to assist parents help their child through early adolescence. This resource may be useful for teachers when responding to questions from parents.


NCREL Action Guide: Using Student Engagement to Improve Adolescent Literacy

This link is to a North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) action guide developed to assist educators and administrators enhance student engagement and improve adolescent literacy.