8:16 am April 9, 2009, by Laura Diamond
Many of you have said it before: not all students want to learn.
That may or may not be true, but some students are so motivated to succeed they overcome obstacles too difficult for us to imagine.
Take Telisha Tanner, who John Hollis wrote about.
Her parents are drug addicts. She lived with a grandmother who passed away last August. Now the teenager moves around, living with different friends because none of her relatives could take her in.
It would have been so easy for Telisha to give up. But she hasn’t.
She persevered and plans to attend Georgia State University next year. She wants to be a doctor.
Why are some students motivated and others are not? What can we do to develop this motivation?
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