How to Motivate Students
|1.||Assessment for different abilities||4|
|2.||Motivate your Kids to do well in school||6|
|3.||Motivation factors and strategies||10|
|4.||General principles of motivation||13|
|Glossary of terms||18|
Motivate Teachers is dedicated to helping child care professionals and school administrators create dynamic, positive, productive environments for working and learning
Technical training doesn't have to be a boring, stressful experience for the learner or the trainer! Getting the learners motivated and involved is the key to increasing comprehension and making the learning "stick" once class is over. If you train in computers and company systems/procedures, you know that one of the most challenging aspects is to get and keep the learners' attention.
Given the diverse talents among students, should we attempt to structure assessment in order to cater for this diversity? The following quote might help us to answer this question.
What is the purpose of classroom tests?
a.To arrive at grades for students
b.To assist instructors in planning content presentations
c.To facilitate and increase students’ learning
d.To motivate students to study
e.All of the above
In order to facilitate and motivate student learning through assessment, the set tasks need to make a variety of demands, from those that all students can meet to those that intrigue and challenge even the most able. Is this an ideal to be aimed for, but never really achieved? Attempts that approximate the ideal are needed to serve the different purposes of assessment. A possible option is to provide different sets of questions with a stipulation that the most demanding one needs to be answered by those aiming for higher level grades, while omitting the least demanding set. Perhaps a rule of thumb for assessment could be ensuring that the ‘must know, should know, might know’ aspects of course are included.…
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