Helping Students Become Self-Motivated – Resources

Are you frustrated at the challenge of working with underachieving and unmotivated students? What motivates them to learn? What can we do to improve the situation? This session will explore what does motivate underachievers, and some concrete actions teachers can take to improve learning for every student.


  • Inviting SchoolsClass ProceduresConnecting to KidsSchool ClimateEnthusiasmHumor
  • Continuous ImprovementTransparent CurriculumFlexibility of PaceFlexibility of PathFormative Feedback
  • Learning by DoingFollow-up Craft ProjectsExperimentsBuilding ThingsField TripsDrama
  • Student Voice & ChoiceChoice of Activities or ResourcesStudent Designed WorkProjectsCollect Student Input & Feedback
  • Higher Order ThinkingCompare & ContrastDesign ProjectsMetaphors & Examples“Engaging Tasks”
  • Real World ConnectionsReal World UsesReal Audience for WorkCommunity ConnectionsSimulations




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