Motivating & Sustaining Student Enthusiasm

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Published on September 24, 2013

Author: lionnagaraju



a presentation to highlight some teacher skills to count their own blessings and to motivate student enthusiasm.

Motivating & Sustaining Learner Enthusiasm mnRAJU

Activity - 1 mnRAJU  Recall one problem student in your class  List a few good things about him/her  Share with class

mnRAJU A young lady looked in the mirror one morning. She had three remaining hairs on her head, and being a positive soul, she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today.“ So she braided her three hairs, and she had a great day. Some days later, looking in the mirror one morning, she saw that she had only two hairs remaining. "Hmm, two hairs... I fancy a centre parting today." She duly parted her two hairs, and as ever, she had a great day. A week or so later, she saw that she had just one hair left on her head. "One hair huh...," she mused, "I know a pony-tail will be perfect." And again she had a great day. The next morning she looked in the mirror. She was completely bald. “ Finally bald huh," she said to herself, "How wonderful! I won't have to waste time doing my hair any more.” It is important for us to always think positive. Positive Thinking

mnRAJU  Pair with someone you know little about  Converse for five minutes  Share positive strengths, accomplishments, thoughts, ex periences, dreams etc as a teacher  Form small groups of two pairs each  Introduce partner to group  Debrief Activity - 2

mnRAJU Positive Teacher Attitude  Discuss how a teacher can promote the full potentiality of a student?  Discuss how a teacher can handle a difficult student by motivating with positive thoughts?

 perceive yourself as effective  believe all your students can learn  see the big picture and broad purpose  focus on the child, not just the numbers  set a positive atmosphere  discuss your expectations with students  take a positive attitude pledge mnRAJU Positive Teacher Attitude

mnRAJU As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. - Proverbs 23:7  The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. - John Milton We Are What We Think We Are!

mnRAJU Be grateful and spread positive attitude Find Reasons to be Glad

mnRAJU 9 A mediocre teacher tells. A good teacher explains. A superior teacher demonstrates. A Great teacher inspires. Kinds of Teachers

mnRAJU 10 Great Teachers are . . . A Great Teacher is Talented Energetic Ambitious CheerfulHumane Eloquent Resourceful

mnRAJU 11 The Teacher Who Inspired Me Recall & Reflect Who was your best teacher at school/college? How did he/she motivate you and sustain your enthusiasm? Make Notes Share with Class

mnRAJU 12 - is kind - listens to us - is generous - has faith in us - encourages us - keeps confidence - takes time to explain - likes teaching students - helps when we are stuck -likes teaching the subject - tells us how we are doing - allows us to have our say - doesn't give up on us - cares for our opinion - makes us feel clever -- makes allowances - treats us equally - stands up for us - tells the truth - is forgiving Student Expectations

mnRAJU 13 Your Top Three Priorities? Adventurous Ambitious Bright Cheerful Clean Confident Cooperative Creative Critical Dependable Democratic Eloquent Energetic Enthusiastic Friendly Gifted Healthy Humane Humorous Industrious Intelligent Joyous Kind Level-headed Magnanimous Noble Open-minded Organised Polite Punctual Quick-witted Resourceful Sociable Talented Unbiased Visionary Well-informed Youthful Zealous

mnRAJU 14 Activity – 5  Think of an adjective that best describes you as a teacher.  Recall how and when that quality helped you in motivating, moulding, enthusing your students.  Introduce yourself to the class using that adjective. (e.g., I am Raju. I am resourceful.)  Substantiate your choice of the adjective with one or two incidents/experiences from your career.

mnRAJU  Are you happy & grateful with the opportunity to be a teacher? (I complained because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet.)  One grateful thought can change an entire day, an entire life.  I am lucky because I . . . . . . . . (practice with ‘made up’ situations) Activity – 4 It doesn’t matter how many opportunities you have. If you don’t know how to use them, they will never be enough.

mnRAJU Why Motivation?  Are some of your students lethargic, reluctant, uncooperative?  Do you sometimes feel that your lessons are not interesting to your students?  Do you feel that you are not realizing your course objectives?  Do you believe your students have the potential for achieving more?

mnRAJU  Be caring  Smile  Listen patiently  Be energetic  Be positive  Help visualize success  Humanize the lesson Extrinsic Motivation

mnRAJU  Use icebreakers or warm-ups  Narrate jokes/stories/anecdotes  Play a game  Organize an activity  Use multimedia  Healthy competition & rewards  Bring in variety Motivation Tools in the English Classroom

mnRAJU Laugh and Learn English

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