Student Motivation

Motivation is one of the strongest predictors of success. I explore strategies and beliefs that help students follow-through on their intentions.

Relevant Work

2018. “Some middle school students want behavioral commitment devices (But take-up does not affect their behavior” (with Gonzalo Pons, Angela L. Duckworth & Todd Rogers), Frontiers in Psychology9(206).


2016. “Forecasting student achievement: The potential of natural language processing” (with Mike Yeomans, Christopher Hulleman & Hunter Gehlbach), In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge, 383-387.

Public Writing & Press

Digital Promise. “Does offering students a choice in assignments lead to greater engagement?”

Harvard’s Usable Knowledge. “Learning to Self Manage.”