How to keep students motivated?

Students like to know why they’re learning something and they want to access that information through a lens that interests them. “If teachers give broad guidelines for the project and then have students do something they’re interested in it will bring students along the whole time,” said Gramann. “Treat students like adults. If the students feel like they’re worth it they’ll act more like adults.”

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http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/03/what-keeps-students-them-motivated-to-learn/

Christine

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2 comments

  1. Thank you for this post!

    Gabe D

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  2. Totally the truth. Helping the students see that the assignment is relevant to them is helpful and makes them want to try harder and do better. If they feel it’s not relevant to them, why would they care?

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