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Learner Motivation: Teaching From Within

*We are no longer accepting registrations for this course, however current students, registered prior to June 26, 2019, are encouraged to complete the course by August 31, 2019 to receive graduate credit through USF.*

The current facilitator of this course is Dr. David Scott Simpson, dsimpson@tie.net.[Register Here if you have not done so already.] For any additional questions, please contact Graduate Credit Coordinator, Kim Coronado at kcoronado@tie.net .

Course Text: The Motivated Student by Bob Sullo 

An Overview of the Course: [Register Here]

The content of this course is designed to build progressively toward particular outcomes and understandings. It's important that you move through the units / activities / assignments in sequence. Readings from the text, The Motivated Student, will not begin until Unit 4.

Unit 1: Student Motivation "Why?"

Activity / Assignment 1: Student Motivation Survey
Activity / Assignment 2: Hollywood and Motivation
Activity / Assignment 3: Asleep in Class
Activity / Assignment 4: What Kind of School

Unit 2: Student Motivation "Where?"

Activity / Assignment 1: "Worst Teacher" Guided Visualization
Activity / Assignment 2: "Best Teacher" Guided Visualization
Activity / Assignment 3: Best Teacher Poem Activity
View: Teaching From Within (the film)
Activity / Assignment 4: Lao Tzu's The Best Teacher
Activity / Assignment 5: Lynn Ungar's Camas Lilies

Unit 3: Student Motivation "What?"

Activity: Interpreting Student Motivation Survey
Activity / Assignment 1: Reflecting on Self / Classroom / School Implications
Activity / Assignment 2: Goals and Tensions

Unit 4: Student Motivation "How?"

Activity / Assignment 1: External Rewards Analysis & Reflection
Activity / Assignment 2: Fear Analysis & Reflection
Activity / Assignment 3: Coercion Analysis & Reflection

Final: 12 Understandings for Teaching From Within

Activity / Assignment: Additional research on 3 Understandings
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