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Strategies for Student Motivation

Part of PAIU

While motivating students can be a difficult task, the rewards can be more than worth it.  Implementing a few simple strategies can transform your classroom into a more engaging and motivated environment.

Motivated students strive for academic excellence and to reach high personal goals. To foster this learning environment, we must understand both intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, and how these apply to students’ varied learning styles. How do we show our students the relevance and appeal of our course content? In this course, we will consider models of motivation and how they inform strategies for motivating students, including setting realistic student goals, teaching students the skills needed to reach goals, distinguishing between encouragement and praise, and being an energetic, enthusiastic, caring teacher.