Author: Robert Crowe

Robert Crowe is one of the co-founders of Elevated Achievement Group, a professional development company dedicated to helping educators develop student ownership at all grade levels and at all types of schools. The focus on student ownership is reflective of his years of experiences in the professional development world. Crowe began his tenure in education as a bilingual teacher in Southern California in the early ‘90s, when he worked with English learners at all proficiency levels. He then began working directly with teachers and was an instructional coach for a national professional development company. He has worked extensively across the United States supporting district administrators, school administrators, teachers, students, and parents at the elementary, middle, and high school levels to implement standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment. It was during these eighteen years as an instructional coach that he saw the value in motivating students to own their learning.

“Owning” Learning: A Step Above “Doing” and “Understanding”

If you are reading this post, it’s probably because you know that student motivation is key to greater academic success. And if you are like a lot of other educators, you’ve probably had days where it feels like no matter what you do, you can’t get your students motivated. Well,