I am a Sport Science lecturer currently doing my PhD.
“Asking Good Questions Is Important Because…..” I have lessons both in Helping Students Motivate Themselves and in Self-Driven Learning related to helping students learn good question-asking skills.
I also have two “The Best…” lists related to asking questions. After doing the lesson on asking good questions in my new book, I added a new “twist” at the end asking students to make a poster starting with “Asking good questions is important because….” It was a nice little summarization and reflective activity. Responses included: Asking good questions is important because it will make you look smarter when you interview for a job.
Asking good questions is important because it will help you learn more information. Asking good questions is important because they can either make you think about what you said or make you go after what you want. Asking good questions is important because it will make your date want to go out with you again. Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do. Among the many challenges teachers face, often the most difficult is how to engage students who seem unreachable, who resist learning activities, or who disrupt them for others.
This is also one of the challenges that skilled teachers have some control over. In my nine years of teaching high school, I've found that one of the best approaches to engaging challenging students is to develop their intrinsic motivation. The root of intrinsic is the Latin intrinsecus, a combination of two words meaning within and alongside. It's likely that our students are intrinsically motivated—just motivated to follow their own interests, not to do what we want them to do. Teachers' challenge is to work alongside our students, to know their interests and goals, and to develop trusting relationships that help students connect their learning to their goals in a way that motivates from within. How can teachers do this? What Skilled Teachers Can Think. The Best Posts On Students Setting Goals. (Also, check out The Best Video Clips On Goal-Setting — Help Me Find More) An article in Wall Street Journal about weight-loss prompted me to write this post.
The Power of a Gentle Nudge: Phone Calls, Even Voice Recordings, Can Get People to Go to the Gym talks about a successful experiment where they had people and/or computers call people regularly to remind them to follow-through on their commitments to exercise. Those that received both the human and computerized reminders did a much better job (the human calls did the best) than those who did not get the calls.
It reminded me why I have my students choose “buddies” with whom they check-in weekly on the progress they are making with the goals they set for themselves. Since I wanted to use this Wall Street Journal article, I thought it would be a good opportunity to collect all my posts on student goal-setting in one place. Here are My Best Posts On Students Setting Goals: VideoScribe - Whiteboard Drawing Animation made easy. Self-Driven Learning. Teachers As "Persuaders": An Interview With Daniel Pink - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo.
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