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ERIC Number: EJ935745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Motivational Strategies That Work! Winter 2007
Educators' Spotlight Digest, v2 n1 Win 2007
This column is a collaborative effort by library media specialists and K-16 educators who write about the motivational strategies that have worked for them in teaching information literacy (IL) skills. Motivational strategies include ways to gain and sustain attention, increase relevance for learning IL skills, build confidence in students' developing research abilities, promote a continuing motivation to engage in research on a topic, or provide satisfaction with research accomplishments. This article presents ideas for building confidence in K-8 students, and strategies for the high school and college level: (1) Building up a Student's Confidence (Robin Rosen); (2) Giving a Student "Wait" Time (Rachel Tsivitis); (3) Take a "Confidence" Poll (Denise Bieniek); (4) Using Candy Bars and Soup Boxes to Teach Boolean Logic (Jennifer Hanley); and (5) Using Popular Film to Teach Evaluation (Pauline Shostack).
S.O.S. for Information Literacy. Syracuse University Center for Digital Literacy, 105 Hinds Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Kindergarten; Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A