Ideas about Student Motivation

I recently read this Idea Paper about “Student Goal Orientation, Motivation, and Learning” by Marilla D. Svinicki. It’s interesting to think about what motivates the students we teach. I think this paper summarizes nicely how to reach out to the majority of students:

  1. Prioritize Learning
  2. Expect Success
  3. Make Your Class a Safe Place
  4. Encourage Community
  5. Offer Choices
  6. Be a Role Model

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