Luke Wilcox, NBCT

Luke Wilcox, NBCT is a math teacher and teacher leader based out of West Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a teaching degree in math and physics and did his graduate work at Grand Valley State University. Luke’s teaching has been recognized with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) and was most recently honored as the 2017-2018 Michigan Teacher of the Year.

Top 5 Strategies for Motivating Students

June 4, 2018

Teachers spend years of hard work and thousands of dollars to become experts in their content areas, with degrees and teaching certification to prove it. We develop curriculum maps and teaching calendars to be sure to cover the appropriate standards. We endure hours of professional development so that we are well versed in all the current educational pedagogy. We collaborate with colleagues so that we are all using best practices in the classroom. We develop assessments for students so that we can track their progress. When all this doesn’t work, we have intentional interventions aimed at getting students back on…

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