ERIC Number: ED406351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Try It--You'll Like It. Hot Tamale Motivational Strategies for Classroom Use.
Doan, Sheila; And Others
This booklet consists of approximately 50 motivational instructional strategies identified and used by educators in adult high schools. Strategies include the use of humor by teachers; an emphasis on student autonomy, responsibility, and collaboration; and self-analysis of work. Specific ideas include involving students in activities, making education relevant to students' life experiences, involving students in goal-setting, using group activities and enhancing self-esteem, positive role modeling by teachers, and having a variety of activities such as performing skits, creating in-class businesses, and using art work to inspire classroom discussion. The activities encourage students to bring their own contributions to the classroom. Most exercises are preceded by a proverb. (JLS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Adult Extended Learning Services.