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Title: JUMP START TO MOTIVATION


1
JUMP START TO MOTIVATION
  • Bill Ganza
  • Teaching and Learning Conference

2
What is motivation
  • Motivation is typically defined as the forces
    that account for the arousal, selection,
    direction, and continuation of behavior.

3
Our role in Student motivation
4
General strategies
  • Capitalize on students' existing needs.
  • Make students active participants in learning.
  • Ask students to analyze what makes their classes
    more or less "motivating.
  • Instructor's enthusiasm
  • Relevance of the material
  • Organization of the course
  • Appropriate difficulty level of the material
  • Active involvement of students
  • Variety
  • Rapport between teacher and students
  • Use of appropriate, concrete, and understandable
    examples

5
Instructional behaviors
  • Hold high but realistic expectations for your
    students.
  • Help students set achievable goals for
    themselves.
  • Tell students what they need to do to succeed in
    your course.
  • Strengthen students' self-motivation.
  • Avoid creating intense competition among
    students.
  • Be enthusiastic about your subject.

6
COURSE STRUCTURE
  • Work from students' strengths and interests.
  • When possible, let students have some say in
    choosing what will be studied.
  • Increase the difficulty of the material as the
    semester progresses.
  • Vary your teaching methods.

7
De-emphasizing Grades
  • Emphasize mastery and learning rather than
    grades..
  • Design tests that encourage the kind of learning
    you want students to achieve.
  • Avoid using grades as threats.

8
Respond to their work
  • Give students feedback as quickly as possible.
  • Reward success.
  • Introduce students to the good work done by their
    peers. Be specific when giving negative feedback.
  • Avoid demeaning comments.
  • Avoid giving in to students' pleas for "the
    answers.

9
References
  • http//tep.uoregon.edu/resources/faqs/motivatingst
    udents/motivating.html
  • http//www.virtualsalt.com/motivate.htm
  • http//honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/Fac
    DevCom/guidebk/teachtip/motiv.htm
  • http//www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/boost-you
    r-skills/8454.html
  • http//www.aacu.org/peerreview/pr-wi07/pr-wi07_pra
    ctice.cfm
  • http//ftad.osu.edu/read/teaching/how_students_lea
    rn/learn_motivation.html
  • http//college.hmco.com/education/pbl/tc/motivate.
    htmlmotivation

10
Questions?
  • Contact Information
  • Bill Ganza
  • Director of Professional Development
  • Florida Community College Jacksonville
  • wganza_at_fccj.edu
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