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ERIC Number: ED499496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Methods of Motivational Teaching
Malouff, John M.; Rooke, Sally E.; Schutte, Nicola S.; Foster, Roxanne M.; Bhullar, Navjot
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As teachers, we want to motivate our students to learn during a unit and to continue learning about the topic after the unit ends. This article describes about a hundred methods we use to help motivate students to learn. The methods form 12 categories: (1) making content relevant to student values and goals; (2) helping students achieve their goals through learning; (3) providing potent models of learning; (4) prompting and persuading students to learn; (5) establishing a positive relationship with students; (6) rewarding student achievement and learning efforts; (7) not de-motivating students; (8) enhancing student learning self-efficacy; (9) using engaging teaching methods; (10) using an appealing teaching style; (11) giving motivational feedback; and (12) monitoring student motivation levels and adjusting motivation methods as needed. Teachers at any level of the educational system may be able to increase their motivational impact by using the methods that suit their personality, their topic, their students, and their setting.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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