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Course SummaryIn this course, you'll find a variety of lessons and instructional resources that are designed to help you motivate students in your classroom. You'll review a variety of motivation theories and strategies that you can quickly start applying in class.
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About This Course
Do your students seem distracted or disinterested during class lessons? Are you looking for ways to assess your students to help develop motivational plans for them to enhance their learning experience? You can use this short course to learn ways in which you can adjust your instructional methods to ensure your students are getting the most out of their daily studies.
How It Works
Review our text lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to measure your proficiency in this material. You can also send instructors any questions you might have regarding any topic covered in these lessons.
This course includes:
- Short, printable lesson transcripts
- Easy-to-follow text with examples to support the material
- Self-assessment quizzes that help to identify what topics you might need to further review
- The ability to ask instructors questions about any topics for which you might need clarification
How It Helps
- Provides tips and strategies: You will learn how to apply these concepts in your own classroom.
- Improves your understanding of motivation: You will develop a deeper understanding of motivation and its role in academic settings.
- Emphasizes student achievement: Presents ways in which you can use motivational methods to improve student performance and participation.
|The Role of Motivation in Education|| The impact of motivation on learning|
Types of motivation
The application of motivation in self-regulated learning
|Theories of Motivation in Education|| Definition of motivation|
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
The use of Alderfer's ERG Theory in the classroom
The concept of learned helplessness
Details of the Acquired Needs and Self-Determination theories
Discussions of learning as related to Albert Bandura's social learning theory
The affects of goals on student motivation and learning
|Strategies for Preparing Students to Learn|| The importance of teacher enthusiasm on student learning|
How learner-centered teachers help students understand their role in education
Instructional planning strategies
Building relationships with students
Competition as a motivating factor
Developing instruction to meet students' interests
Using assessments to develop instructional plans
Communicating teacher expectations
|Classroom Strategies that Promote Learning|| Student motivational tools |
Ways to help students make choices in the classroom
Defining direct and discovery instructional methods
The effects of student-centered teaching
Techniques for helping struggling students
Examples of learning activities
Elements of cooperative learning
Motivational strategies for reading and homework completion
Methods for teaching to whole classes and in small groups
|Motivation, Assessments & Grades|| How to assess different intelligence levels|
Using various tools to determine different learning styles
Getting the most out of student assessments
The mastery learning model
Ways in which students can assess themselves and their peers
The application of the formal assessment process
Using non-graded work as a motivational practice
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