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ERIC Number: EJ484882
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Motivating Middle School Students to Learn.
Hootstein, Edward W.
Middle School Journal, v25 n5 p31-34 May 1994
Describes motivational strategies that middle-school teachers can employ to prevent boredom and stimulate interest. Teachers should relate learning tasks to students' needs, interests, concerns, and experiences; clarify, share, and model the intended value of learning; encourage students to pursue their own interests; stimulate students' curiosity; create informational discrepancies; ask thought-provoking questions; and make abstract content more concrete. (16 references.) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Boredom; Student Engagement