Five habits of great students: Lessons from top-ranked STEM school

By eCampus News staff and wire reports
February 21st, 2013

Many factors affect how well students do in school, but among them are how the students themselves approach their work and learning, the Washington Post reports. Here are some of the habits of successful students at High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey, which was ranked the #1 STEM high school in the nation by U.S. News last year (for those who think rankings have any value). This was written by Jonathan Olsen (@jonathanaolsen) and Sarah Mulhern Gross (@thereadingzone), who team-teach an integrated humanities program to ninth grade students at High Technology. Jonathan and Sarah are regular contributors to the New York Times Learning Network. Jon , the district’s curriculum coordinator, teachers world history; Sarah, a National Board Certified teacher, teaches English. They have both been honored as Teachers of the Year by their school…

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One Response to “Five habits of great students: Lessons from top-ranked STEM school”

I live in a sending district for students who attend the vocational high schools, such as High Tech. The students who are selected to attend these elite schools are the brightest and most motivated students in the Central Jersey area. Either they or their parents are determined to get them into these schools. Once they are there, they need to succeed or face removal back to their sending district’s public high school. I doubt much can be “learned” from this biased article, other than the fact that student motivation is the key to success. I would prefer reading how a non-honors high school can successfully reach their students.

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