First Advisor

Upton, Gary


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Education


School of Education and Counseling

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

54 pages


This project was prepared to provide elementary teachers in Title I schools with useful, practical information to help motivate their students to achieve academic success. The author reviews high school drop out rates and the societal consequences of students who do not graduate high school. The author examines the challenges of students who attend Title I schools, then offers several specific strategies that educators can implement in their classroom to increase student motivation. The purpose of this project is to help teachers engage students in learning by means of culturally relevant curriculum and strong teacher/student relationships. A PowerPoint presentation was developed as a tool to assist educators in understanding these concepts and to provide them with strategies for implementation in their own classrooms.

Date of Award

Fall 2009

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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