Lesson Plans and Activities. Explore Strategies - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation. Students see little value in the course or its content.
Regardless of the objective value of an activity or topic, if students do not recognize its value, they may not be motivated to expend effort. Five Great Motivational Videos for Your Students. Here are five great motivational videos from TED.
Have a look and share with your students. 1- Natalie Warne- Anonymous Extraordinaries " Born in an underserved part of downtown Chicago, Natalie and her five siblings had to survive on her mother's humble teacher salary, moving from city to city to find work. No stranger to adversity, Natalie was determined to make something great out of her life. 2- Tavi Gevinson: Still Figuring it out "Tavi Gevinson is editor-in-chief and founder of RookieMag.com and writes thestylerookie.com. 21 Free Motivational & Inspirational Videos Clips That'll Warm Your Heart at Goal Setting College.
Whenever friends or family forward those jokes emails or motivational videos clips, the first thing I’ll do is to delete them.
Pardon me, but I seldom see any true value in those emails to really justify the few minutes reading or watching them. But a few days ago, something made me watch a motivational videos clip. It was sent by my sister. And I was glad I did that. It was so heart wrenching and yet motivational that for the first time I realize there can be gems in such emails! Because of that, I’ve decided to compile a list of all the wonderful motivational videos clips that I can find and hope they’ll inspire you just like how they’ve motivated me. . (1) Must Watch Motivational Video Clips (Warning, Kleenex Might Be Required!) The Genius Little MozartYes, this is the clip I was talking about earlier. . (2) If They Can Pursue Their Dreams Despite The Odds, What’s Stopping You? (4) Sports Motivation (5) Change The World, One Person At A Time. 24 Thought Provoking Questions You Need To Answer To Know Yourself Better.
Creating the Conditions for Student Motivation. Editor's Note: This piece was adapted from Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners: Strategies to Help Students Thrive in School and Beyond by Larry Ferlazzo, available March 21, 2015 from Routledge.
There are three things to remember about education. The first is motivation. The second one is motivation. The third one is motivation. (former U.S. When students feel more motivated to learn, they perform better academically (PDF, 253KB), improve classroom behavior, and gain a higher sense of self-esteem. How can we respond effectively to this motivation crisis? Conditions for Growth One way to is to "double-down" on the common belief in the power of extrinsic motivation -- bonuses, points, stars, etc. -- and its equivalents in the punishment arena. I'd offer a different perspective, one best characterized by Sir Ken Robinson, author and speaker on education issues, who has said: Farmers and gardeners know you cannot make a plant grow. . . the plant grows itself.
Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves. Editor's Note: This piece was adapted from Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners: Strategies to Help Students Thrive in School and Beyond by Larry Ferlazzo, available March 21, 2015 from Routledge.
My previous post reviewed research on extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, and described the four qualities that have been identified as critical to helping students motivate themselves: autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance. In this post, I'll discuss practical classroom strategies to reinforce each of these four qualities. Autonomy Providing students with freedom of choice is one strategy for promoting learner autonomy. Educators commonly view this idea of choice through the lens of organizational and procedural choice. Some researchers, however, believe that a third option, cognitive choice, is a more effective way to promote longer-lasting student autonomy.
Competence But how do you handle providing critical feedback to students when it's necessary? Relatedness. Astiglia. Motivating Students. Intrinsic Motivation Intrinsic motivators include fascination with the subject, a sense of its relevance to life and the world, a sense of accomplishment in mastering it, and a sense of calling to it.
Students who are intrinsically motivated might say things like the following. “Literature interests me.” “Learning math enables me to think clearly.” “I feel good when I succeed in class.” Advantages: Intrinsic motivation can be long-lasting and self-sustaining. Disadvantages: On the other hand, efforts at fostering intrinsic motivation can be slow to affect behavior and can require special and lengthy preparation. Source: Matt DeLong and Dale Winter, Learning to Teaching and Teaching to Learn Mathematics: Resources for Professional Development, Mathematical Association of America, 2002, page 163. Extrinsic Motivation Extrinsic motivators include parental expectations, expectations of other trusted role models, earning potential of a course of study, and grades (which keep scholarships coming). Academicsuccess.pdf. Motivation.pdf.