Ch 4: Motivation in the Classroom

About This Chapter

Motivating students is a large part of managing your classroom. In this chapter, you'll learn about specific theories and review strategies designed to increase student learning and enhance learning.

Motivation in the Classroom - Chapter Summary

The instructors in this chapter present various practices that can help you motivate students to improve their learning capabilities and become more engaged and successful. You will have the opportunity to go over motivation theories and how you can apply these concepts to your students. Through these lessons, you will learn:

  • The effects of motivation on learning and behavior
  • The types of motivation and how to use them to improve learning
  • How motivation can help in self-regulated learning
  • How to improve student engagement through extracurricular activities
  • The use of goals to increase motivation
  • Details of the Social-Cognitive Learning Theory
  • The impact of teacher and student expectations and attributions
  • How to apply tips for increasing student engagement in the classroom

How It Helps

  • Details helpful strategies: Learn various ways, such as fun activities and projects, to increase student motivation.
  • Increases understanding of motivation: Lessons help you to understand different types of motivation and why it is important to helping students learn.
  • Enhances student learning: You'll find tips and strategies to help your students increase their academic performance and achievement.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of motivation on student learning
  • Enhance self-regulated learning opportunities in the classroom
  • Promote extracurricular activities as a way to increase student motivation
  • Use different types of motivation to engage students
  • Set reasonable expectations for your students
  • Develop accurate attributions for student success
  • Create a student-centered learning environment

10 Lessons in Chapter 4: Motivation in the Classroom
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

1. The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

In this lesson, you'll see how motivation affects learning. Discover the behaviors and perspectives that relate to motivation in an educational environment.

The Role of Motivation in Self-Regulated Learning

2. The Role of Motivation in Self-Regulated Learning

Do you monitor and evaluate your own learning? Do you alter the way you study based on performance on assessments? If so, you are engaging in self-regulation practices and, by doing so, increasing the likelihood of academic achievement. This lesson will define self-regulation, discuss the cyclical process of self-regulation and explore methods to promote self-regulation in the classroom.

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Education: Definition & Examples

3. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Education: Definition & Examples

Intrinsic and extrinsic are the two types of motivation. Learn more about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation from definitions and examples, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Enhance Learning

4. Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Enhance Learning

Why do you want to learn about educational psychology? Do you enjoy reading about different theories and practices? Do you have to pass this class in order to receive a degree? Our behaviors are driven by intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. In this lesson, distinguish between these types of motivation and learn how they can enhance learning.

Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior

5. Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior

What academic goals do you set for yourself? Are you driven by interest in the academic discipline or by extrinsic factors, such as receiving a higher salary because you have a degree? You may be driven by both. This lesson will explore goals and how they affect student motivation and behavior.

Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples

6. Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples

Have you learned behaviors or skills from observing others? Maybe you have learned from observing a teacher, friend, or supervisor. We acquire new knowledge and skills from a variety of methods. This lesson will introduce the concepts of the social-cognitive theory, which focuses on the learning that occurs within a social context.

Teacher Expectations & Attributions

7. Teacher Expectations & Attributions

Attributions for success and failure drive future expectations for learning and success. Students attribute their successes or failures to a number of factors. Teachers also make attributions for student performance. This lesson will explore teacher expectations and attributions that affect classroom and individual student performance.

Increasing Student Engagement: Strategies & Ideas

8. Increasing Student Engagement: Strategies & Ideas

This lesson highlights ways in which you can increase and maintain student engagement in your classroom. It explores group work, hands-on activities and other possible features of a student-centered environment.

Self-Directed Learning: Definition & Strategies

9. Self-Directed Learning: Definition & Strategies

Self-directed learning is a type of instructional strategy where students take charge of their learning process. This lesson will discuss components, benefits, and teaching strategies of self-directed learning.

Reward Chart Ideas

10. Reward Chart Ideas

Reward charts can be a great way to motivate children to do their best, academically as well as behaviorally. This lesson offers you some ideas for how to use reward charts with your students.

Chapter Practice Exam
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