Unit 1 Learner Motivation "Why?"
Why is "motivation" an important topic? Aren't there plenty of other things teachers need to focus on? Aren't we using plenty of motivational strategies already... is this just another one of those?
- discover and explore their own current default style when it comes to motivating learners
- develop a sense of current societal and learner attitudes concerning motivation
- compare learning philosophies of schools they attended, the school in which they teach and the school they would choose for their own children or grandchildren to attend
Student Motivation Survey
Hollywood and Motivation
Asleep in Class
“Asleep In Class” link to YouTube search
Activity / Assignment 3:
Do some research on YouTube. Search "asleep in class" (by clicking above) and find 4 or 5 student-posted videos actually made covertly during class time. What discoveries did you make? Who is to blame for the asleep-in-class phenomenon? Are there educational structures that feed this problem? More importantly, how can we address it, and what might be the long term consequences of students going through school "checked-out" or "disengaged"?