The REACH Framework provides tools to measure and improve academic motivation. It examines social and emotional factors such as
Relationships, Effort, Aspirations, Cognition, and Heart
along with other key variables that affect students motivation and engagement.
Students’ motivation to learn can be significantly increased with educators use the strategies captured in the REACH Framework:
• Build developmental Relationships with and among students
• Help students understand how Effort can increase intelligence
• Connect students’ current actions to their future Aspirations
• Teach students about the role of Cognition in delaying gratification and managing learning
• Ensure that students know and are known for the deep interests and values in their Hearts
The REACH Survey is a valid and reliable youth self-report survey that measures students’ development of the social and emotional skills found in the REACH framework.
The Strengthening Student Motivation Workshop helps you get grounded in the research behind REACH and create a plan to integrate the REACH tools and techniques.
The Schoolwide Student Motivation Institute is designed for the school that wants to implement the REACH Framework throughout their school or district.
REACH On-site Professional Development Days allow you to bring an expert to your school to engage staff in learning about and using REACH strategies.
This chapter of the REACH Strategies Guidebook includes two engaging activities that let students think about and create visual maps of the relationships that matter in their lives.
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"It is so intuitive and yet innovative at the same time. REACH is anchored in what [the teachers] intuitively know is good for kids and it just gives a common language to talk about it."
Psychologist, Eagan High School