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Supporting Motivation Across the Elementary/Middle Transition

Wednesday, March 13, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Sacramento Convention Center - 316

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Students lose motivation as they age, particularly in mathematics. One of the largest drops occurs during the transition from elementary to middle school. In this talk, mathematics teachers will learn how to support students' motivation to maintain their achievement. Dr. Mingle will ask attendees to participate in activities that allow them to identify specific student needs and select the tools they should use to help the students with this difficult transition.

Topic: STEM
Additional Audience(s): Teachers, Administrators, Teachers/Administrators
Level: All
Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School

Presented by


Leigh Mingle Leigh Mingle, Ensemble Learning

Leigh gathers and analyzes schools’ data for Ensemble Learning. In addition, she assists with organizational strategy and fundraising. Leigh holds a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, she served as a data scientist and researcher for a large school district and curriculum development company. Leigh specializes in understanding motivation in education, particularly in math and science.