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ERIC Number: EJ1121072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
Motivation through Routine Documentation
Koth, Laurie J.
American Secondary Education, v45 n1 p59-69 Fall 2016
This informed commentary article offers a simple, effective classroom management strategy in which the teacher uses routine documentation to motivate students both to perform academically and to behave in a manner consistent with established classroom rules and procedures. The pragmatic strategy is grounded in literature, free to implement, requires only a moderate amount of consistent effort from the teacher, encourages parental involvement, and provides students constant and specific feedback. The strategy is in line with self-determination theory, which claims the three elements necessary for motivation are autonomy, competence, and connectedness. All of these are addressed by the strategy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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