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THREADS focuses on factors that promote positive academic and social growth for young males. The THREADS program achieves these goals through matching undergraduates with middle school boys in a weekly activities-based format.  The program aims to cultivate an environment where middle school boys and their undergraduate mentors can talk about and strategize around issues that affect the boys’ behavior, development, future goals, and identity with school.

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How do you create more meaningful, impactful and sustainable partnerships between researchers and teachers that result in effective motivation strategies that make schools places where students want to learn and where they want to be? The iScholar Project serves as a model. DeLeon Gray and Briana Green explain in a presentation they delivered during the NC State College of Education Spring 2017 All College Meeting.

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Are lecture-style classes dead? Here are a few considerations from a constructivist perspective.

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Should moral education be a part of a school's curriculum? Four pre-service teachers addressed this question in a video blog.

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The SMART Collaborative has created a public forum for discussing connections between students' social experiences and their motivation in achievement contexts. Please visit our website (http://thesmartlab.org, "Like" us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/theSMARTcollabo)  or Follow Us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/@theSMARTcollabo).

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