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Explore Strategies - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation. Students see little value in the course or its content.

Explore Strategies - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

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. However, if students clearly see how coursework connects to their goals, interests, and concerns, they will be more likely to value it, and thus more motivated to invest time and effort. Clearly articulate learning goals. Students will be more motivated to work if they know what goals they are working towards.

Thus, it is a good idea not only to articulate goals for the course, but also for specific lectures, discussions, and assignments. Five Great Motivational Videos for Your Students. Below are some of the inspiring videos made by teenagers at TedxTeen which is the adolescent version of TED talks.

Five Great Motivational Videos for Your Students

Show your students what other teenagers are doing apart from being glued to their mobile phone screens texting all the time.Let them see the potential inside of them that they are wasting in playing stupid and violent games all the time. Our students are living in a merciless commercial world where surrounded by savage advertising companies whose sole purpose is to make gains in the growing teens market. 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.

21 Free Motivational & Inspirational Videos Clips That'll Warm Your Heart at Goal Setting College

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! 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.

Creating the Conditions for Student Motivation

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. 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.

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

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. 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.

Motivating Students

Academicsuccess.pdf. Motivation.pdf. What%20Factors%20Motivate%20Students%20to%20Learn_.pdf. CURRENTSV4N2BoettlerP3. Elonmotivationhandout. How Can Neuroscience Inform Online Adult Education? Introduction The past two decades have marked great strides in neuroscience research.

How Can Neuroscience Inform Online Adult Education?

Insights from this research have informed the fields of child development and K-12 education. More recently, research specific to the adult brain has informed the fields of continuing and adult education, including online adult education. Research & Resulting Learning Principles Stevens and Goldberg (2001) report that our brains are not equally good at everything; each brain is unique. Zull (2011, 2002) adds these findings from brain research: Information is stored and retrieved through complex neural connections. Like everything physiological, our brains have limitations. Learning itself involves the whole body, not just the brain.

Adults have unique needs as learners. Wlodkowski (2008) identified several adult learner needs that drive motivation to learn. Applying Research & Resulting Principles How do we apply neuroscience research and derived principles to adult online education? Summary References. Student Motivation. Resources dealing with motivation Factors in Student Motivation Authored by: Steven C.

Student Motivation

Howey Educators across the country are frustrated with the challenge of how to motivate the ever increasing number of freshmen students entering college who are psychologically, socially, and academically unprepared for the demands of college life. Such students often exhibit maladaptive behavior such as tardiness, hostility towards authority, and unrealistic aspirations.

The standard approach is to address the problem as an academic issue through remedial or developmental instruction. Opinions about the role of motivation in academic achievement and what can be done about it vary widely among college faculty, administrators, and student services professionals. The problem of devising effective strategies that influence motivation relies initially on the identification of specific motivational factors. New study links student motivations for going to college to their success. Exploring motivation among college students. (Photo: Flickr/Sterling College) The reason that certain students excel in college while others flounder might relate back to their motivations for attending in the first place, according to a study conducted by two members of the American Counseling Association.

Exploring motivation among college students

Doug Guiffrida and Martin Lynch, professors at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester, used the concept of Self-Determination Theory (SDT) to reveal that a student’s motivation for attending college is directly related to his or her level of academic success. In their study, titled “Do Reasons for Attending College Affect Academic Outcomes? Motivating Students. Motivating Today's College Students. With an early December wind chill topping out at eleven degrees and the setting sun quickly fading behind the carillon of our campus chapel, it may seem like a strange time to contemplate student motivation on our small Midwestern campus of Elmhurst College.

Motivating Today's College Students

How Students Stay Motivated in College. Our readers have shown great interest in our posts that address a variety of ideas and strategies for motivating students, and we’re always interested in your perspective on the topic as well. We’re also eager to investigate what students have to say on a variety of topics, and we believe that you are, too! In a recent poll, Cengage Learning asked college students: What keeps you going throughout the day? We were also curious about what instructors believe keeps students going throughout the day, so we asked the Engaging Minds audience to provide their insights, too.