Unit 2 Student Motivation "Where?"
Where does learning begin? Where does it go once it gets started? Where does it take us? Is it really something we understand?
- gain insight into student perspectives through guided visualization of their own "best" and "worst" experiences as students
- explore motivational approaches that utilize Rewards, Fear and Coercion and their implications for learners and learning
- consider recent research into motivation and learning
- process ancient and contemporary philosophies that place self-determination at the center of learning and self-actualization ahead of utilitarian outcomes
The Best Teacher
Listen / Activity / Assignment 1:
Listen / Activity / Assignment 2:
AFTER you have completed BOTH of the guided visualization activities, then go on to complete the Best Teacher poem activity below.
Activity / Assignment 3:
Teaching From Within (the film)
Watch the full film below (it will take just over an hour–you may want to maximize the viewer and use headphones), then complete the two “Framing Poem” activities below. If your internet connection is slow and the video is having trouble loading, try hitting pause on the player and letting the video load up for several minutes before trying to view it.