How to motivate students

An article from Edutopia on  motivating students.

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/motivating-unmotivated-chelsea-dale

What to do?

  1. Focus
    • Put the focus on motivation as the objective
  2. Time Commitment
    • There needs to be time taken away from ‘teaching’ to focus on motivation
  3. Reinforcement Through Repetition
    • Working on motivation needs to be done regularly
  4. Effective Motivators
    • Students need role models. Adults are poor role models. Peers, particularly older peers, are better.
  5. Fun for the Students
    • The motivational activity needs to be fun

How to do it?

A weekly 15 minute chat between younger (unmotivated) and older (motivated) peers. That’s it!

This is based on work by http://www.ongiantsshoulders.org/

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