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Motivation Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan is a tool for helping teachers instruct students about the motivation cycle. Students will explain and provide examples of each of the stages of motivation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson on motivation, students will be able to:

  • Ask and answer questions about motivation.
  • Summarize the stages of the motivation cycles.
  • Define content-related vocabulary.

Length

90 minutes

Common Core Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).

Vocabulary

  • balance
  • cycle of motivation
  • desire
  • drive
  • goal
  • incentive
  • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
  • motivation
  • need
  • punishment
  • reward
  • tension

Materials

  • Copies of quiz
  • Copies of the lesson
  • Chart Paper
  • Markers
  • Internet access
  • Paper
  • Pencils

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