Published on September 24, 2013
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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Sustaining Enthusiasm: Rethinking Motivation. ... psychologist Edward Deci ran a series of experiments that showed students lost intrinsic interest in an ...
HOW TO SUSTAIN STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION IN A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Çağrı Tuğrul Mart . Ishik University . 3. rd May 2011 email@example.com Abstract:
Motivating students is a key element for student success. Motivating students is not easy and teachers require all the help they can get.
In this lesson, you'll see how motivation affects learning. Discover the behaviors and perspectives that relate to motivation in an educational environment.
... Unlocking the Enthusiasm for ... If you're interested in student motivation and creating schools that broaden the ... Sustaining natural ...
Allow for Student-Chosen Projects. Little seems to contribute to student enthusiasm more than the students’ ability to choose their own topics or projects.
INSPIRING STUDENTS TO BECOME ... This manifests itself in enthusiasm, responsiveness to students’ e-mail and office visits, ... Students’ motivation and