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TA FAQs (frequently asked questions): Student Motivation. TOPIC: Motivation, Engagement, Re-engagement The following represents a sample of information to get you started and is not meant to be exhaustive.

TA FAQs (frequently asked questions): Student Motivation

(Note: Clicking on the following links causes a new window to be opened. To return to this window, close the newly opened one.) Center Developed Resources and Tools Relevant Publications on the InternetRelated Agencies and Websites Relevant Publications That Can Be Obtained Through Libraries Autonomy, competence, and relatedness in the classroom: Applying self-determination theory to educational practice. We hope these resources met your needs. Edutopia. Many empirical studies have shown that excessive control from strict, negative rules and punishments and extrinsic rewards for doing the "right thing" can achieve short-term compliance.


But there are costs: It undermines intrinsic motivation, it decreases the overall quality of performance, and it connects continued performance to the availability and delivery of rewards. This is the conundrum when education takes place in a pressured environment in which the teachers' own sense of autonomy has been eroded. Fast compliance is needed so external controls are used, which seem to "work.

" This success can become addictive, especially since it takes a bit of time to wean students off of extrinsic rewards. It becomes seemingly easier to continue to use external controls for short-term compliance. Seeking Ideas From Colleagues The Balance of Freedom and Order Many societies around the world, both secular and religious, vary along which pole they place greater emphasis. Make It Stick — Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel. To most of us, learning something “the hard way” implies wasted time and effort.

Make It Stick — Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel

Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners. Memory plays a central role in our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks, such as applying knowledge to problems never before encountered and drawing inferences from facts already known. New insights into how memory is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved have led to a better understanding of how we learn.

Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. What's Your Learning Style? Study Habits Quiz. This activity requires JavaScript to be enabled in your browser.

Study Habits Quiz

Study habits quiz Click on a study area that you want to review. It should only take you 5 minutes to complete and you may get some ideas about resources that are available to help you develop your study skills. Study Areas Organising and planning Completing assignments Note-taking Reading for learning Tip: Don’t try to change all your study habits at once – that’s too difficult!

Instructions For each of the questions, click in the box that best describes your current study habit. Anxious About Tests? Tips to Ease Angst. As any parent or teacher knows, tests can create crippling anxiety in students–and anxious kids can perform below their true abilities.

Anxious About Tests? Tips to Ease Angst

But new research in cognitive science and psychology is giving us a clearer understanding of the link between stress and performance, and allowing experts to develop specific strategies for helping kids manage their fears. These potential solutions are reasonably simple, inexpensive and, as recent studies show, effective. Some work for a broad range of students, while others target specific groups. Yet they’re unfamiliar to many teachers and parents, who remain unaware that test anxiety can be so easily relieved.

TEDxNYED - Alan November - 03/05/2011. Handy Tips. Home > Handy Tips > Presentations Having to give presentations is a common component of a degree course. Handy Tips

Sometimes, this is a non-assessed exercise in front of just a few people, or it can be an assessed presentation in front a whole lecture theatre. Don’t panic though! For more advice, see also presentation skills and the free audio download on presentation skills. Six important things to remember when you are giving a presentation. I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why. - Kyle Wiens. By Kyle Wiens | 8:02 AM July 20, 2012 If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me.

I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why. - Kyle Wiens

If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you. If you scatter commas into a sentence with all the discrimination of a shotgun, you might make it to the foyer before we politely escort you from the building. Some might call my approach to grammar extreme, but I prefer Lynne Truss’s more cuddly phraseology: I am a grammar “stickler.” And, like Truss — author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves — I have a “zero tolerance approach” to grammar mistakes that make people look stupid. Now, Truss and I disagree on what it means to have “zero tolerance.” Everyone who applies for a position at either of my companies, iFixit or Dozuki, takes a mandatory grammar test. But grammar is relevant for all companies. Good grammar makes good business sense — and not just when it comes to hiring writers.

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